Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 354 – Controlling The Argument

“It takes two fools to argue. Two wise men will not argue and a wise man will not argue with a fool.”

— Folk Wisdom

Today, with finger pointed directly at me, I was told, “I don’t know what your problem is.”

Mocking Bird Argument

It was rude, accusing, inconsiderate, condescending and completely innocent.

The person only considered what they said, not how they said it. They were completely unaware of the tone of their voice, how ludicrously trivial the point was, and that they were starting to get angry.

It was easy for me to evade the argument by simply stopping the conversation right then and there. Within seconds, without uttering another word, my point was made and the meeting resumed.

You don’t have to argue to be heard.

Often, silence speaks louder.

Listened and gave feedback to my kids on their homework. Also, Grandma and I took my son to his martial arts class. We watched and listened there as well. 

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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