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Discussion » Questions » Human Behavior » What would you say many people or most people fail to do that would benefit them if they did?

What would you say many people or most people fail to do that would benefit them if they did?

Thoughts on where people “get it wrong”

Posted - July 9, 2018

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  • 10735
    Don't make assumptions, for one.

    Don't take things personally.

    (Two of The Four Agreements from Don Miguel Ruiz's book --  I'm reading it now; excellent) This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at July 10, 2018 4:19 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 6:30 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    Sounds like a primer on professionalism. Can’t argue more of that would be bad. 
      July 9, 2018 7:09 PM MDT
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  • 2621
    Separating opinions from facts.  Maybe most don't but far too many do...

    This post was edited by Beans/SilentGeneration at July 10, 2018 4:19 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 6:32 PM MDT
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  • 2592
    Perfect!
      July 9, 2018 6:34 PM MDT
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  • 2621
      July 9, 2018 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    Maybe that just takes too much work....
    Or maybe there is anxiety about what could be uncovered, hmmm...
      July 9, 2018 7:03 PM MDT
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  • 2621
    Well-taken.

    "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."- Mark Twain This post was edited by Beans/SilentGeneration at July 10, 2018 4:20 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 7:16 PM MDT
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  • 10735
    (I thought it'd help if I rewrote my answer to better fit your question's wording. I hope I wasn't unclear originally.) This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at July 10, 2018 4:20 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 6:34 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    We like clarification
      July 9, 2018 6:47 PM MDT
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  • 10735
    Ha!
    :)
      July 9, 2018 6:49 PM MDT
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  • 9231
    Go to bed early and make Hay while the sun don't shine....  We actually make a lot of Hay in our house....:)D 
      July 9, 2018 6:54 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    I admit not fully grasping your allegory, “making Hay” in the daylight is bad?
      July 9, 2018 7:07 PM MDT
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  • 9231
    It's not actually.....it's bloody marvellous.....hehe 
      July 9, 2018 7:20 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    Funny how “making hay“ and “haymakers“ have nearly opposite connotations.  Ours is a fickle tongue. 
      July 9, 2018 7:27 PM MDT
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  • 9231
    I can only agree and thank god for fickle is all I can say.....   ;)D
      July 9, 2018 7:30 PM MDT
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  • 1522
    Being honest. Not simply just telling the truth, but working honestly and treating others honestly. People also need to do a major and honest self reflection. People continuously lie to others and themselves. Too many people don’t take an honest look at the content of their character and personality. A few years back I spent a few weeks doing an honest self reflection. I realized how many bad traits I had that I ignored or didn’t notice. I have changed for the better. This post was edited by Rizz at July 10, 2018 4:20 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 7:25 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    Start with the man in the mirror. Yes. Should be a law. 
      July 9, 2018 7:39 PM MDT
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  • 31471
    Think before they speak and then shut up before they speak.





    This post was edited by TODDLER BABY in CHIEF at July 10, 2018 4:15 AM MDT
      July 9, 2018 7:28 PM MDT
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  • 2873
     All are wise until they speak. He who talks most thinks least. 
      July 9, 2018 7:37 PM MDT
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  • 31471
    Now, see?  You just spoke and should have realized I just SAID that.

    Sharon loves you.  You are the best.  (take it like a man)

      July 9, 2018 8:20 PM MDT
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  • 2873
    Reinforcing your point. There is solid philosophy to support it.  
      July 9, 2018 8:26 PM MDT
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  • 31471
    Solid like a wall.

    It's so nice to see so many people tonight. 
      July 9, 2018 8:31 PM MDT
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  • 2774
    They spend too much money and save too little.
      July 9, 2018 7:35 PM MDT
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  • 1850
    A simple "Hello". You'd (or they'd in this case) be surprised by the stuff that follows. Not everybody is out to get you (or them in this case).  
      July 9, 2018 7:59 PM MDT
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