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Last night I caught up with a mate for a quick beer, (or three), and apart from having a great discussion and putting the 'world to rights', during a deep and meaningful we delved into the topic of how our species, (gender neutral), has a strong tendency to always search out confirmation/reaffirmation as to why 'we do the things we do'! In fact we spend so much time convincing ourselves that we are right and everyone else is wrong, that we soon become, if not arrogant, certainly insensitive to the thoughts and feeling of others...(told you it was deep and meaningful)!!
My point of all this is, that even though we enjoyed each others company for an hour or two, the lasting take out for me from our conversation was the above, (not a rib tickling joke, of which there were many, or some ribald anecdote), but this 5 minute D&M. Anyone else care to share?
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Daisy
I think you are so right Charlie. I also know that I am always right and everyone else is wrong!? [biggrin][confused]  But seriously, do you think that perhaps we have all become a bit too (dare I say it) spoilt and lucky? Most of us in this wonderful world of ours have become used to having things when we want it, how we want it and where we want it? We no longer have to just survive, i.e. hunt to eat, fight to survive! We now have time to focus too much sometimes on matters/issues that when put into context are not really that important, but we make them too important because we are able to. I know that I can very often exaggerate a situation in my head and get myself all worked up, and yet if I tried to explain to someone else my thoughts I would look and feel quite ridiculous! Perspective is key, but it is just being able to have it and use it that is the problem at times. 
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Oh so true Daisy! Recognising this trend, then actively addressing it is half the battle. Almost to the point that we need to say to ourselves, 'so what if I appear to be ridiculous..at least I'm expressing myself and releasing the pressure! Far better than the alternative. Just food for thought.
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Daisy
Yes, you are so right that we need to express ourselves, as long as the people we are expressing them to don't slam it back in our faces making us look and feel worse than we did before. It is about letting people have their own points of view and respecting them and if necessary agreeing to disagree. At the end of the day it is how it is done, and I think we can all be guilty of being a bit single mined at times. Being a good listener can be hard to do.
Wow! this is getting a bit deep isn't it?  and I haven't even had my caffeine fix yet!!??? [eek] I will get off my 'Soap Box' now and leave you in peace.
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glasshalffullcom
You've hit the nail on the head Daisy...we all just need 'to Agree to Disagree', no emotion, no personal slights, just mature, logical and very 'Agreeable'!!
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Daisy
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glasshalffullcom
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