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Being Humbled

Discussion in 'The Social World' started by SalixIncendium, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I realize but I would not stop sparring. My efforts perhaps help other people to spot falsehood.
    Check the arguments that the people offer. Measure them in the scale of science.
    Weigh them against Buddha's 'Kesamutti Sutta'.
     
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  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I hope some day that I'm wrong, so that
    I can prove my worth by admitting it.
     
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  3. Heyo

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    You are right - and I have my peace.
     
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    Cassandra's curse. I'm also suffering from it.
     
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  5. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    You're always wrong.
     
  6. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    I make some allowances for folks who have English as their second language.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Actually, I'm never right.
     
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  8. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Having been married for over 50 years, I can attest to the value of admitting mistakes, even those I did not make, in the interest of marital harmony.

    There are some activities where learning to deal with one's own mistakes is mandatory. Programming is one although some try to hide their bugs. But what can't be hidden are mistakes on TV during the Olympics, to name an obvious example.

    "To err is human. To forgive, divine"
     
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  9. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Yes, we know.
     
  10. Vinayaka

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    You listened to Mrs. Revolt, eh? Boss tells me that as well.
     
  11. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    Try writing ... and proofreading, and proofreading again .... then once more for good measure. Then a friend scans a page and finds 3 more mistakes.
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Well, I do belong to the Pa Taitai Club.
     
  13. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I'm familiar with seeing what I expect to see rather than what's there.
     
  14. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Well a lot of it has to do with the way it's done.

    What I mean is, if you're going to take it upon yourself to "correct" someone, might ask yourself:

    --- am I trying to be helpful? Are the details that I'm trying to straighten the other person out about relevant to the conversation? Are they necessary for understanding what's being talked about? Or am I just playing "gotcha"?

    --- should I do this in front of a group of people? Or would be better done in private?

    --- is it possible that I may be unaware of a few details myself? Should I explore that possibility before making any definitive declarations?

    --- if I were on the receiving end of this would I see it as somebody trying to be helpful by providing some details I may have missed? Or would I wonder if I were being called a liar?

    Presentation has a lot to do with it.

    People generally respond better to requests for clarification then they do to being put into a position where they have to defend their claims, or for that matter their integrity.
     
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