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I Think Sometimes Silence Is Best Even When You're Right

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    I Agree

    There is nothing better then knowing your right, and not needing to say it =)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Aug 30, 2010

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    Growth And Learning

    There are times when you have to know WHEN to be silent. It's hard to do when you know you're right.... There's a lesson to be learned in everything and sometimes you have to let the other person learn that lesson. Sometimes you learn a lesson in your silence in knowing that...
    Miluna Miluna 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    Silence Hmmm!

    I have learned to choose my battles. Sometimes I just get quiet because I am through with the whole drama scenario and just dont care anymore. Even though people say a person can't argue by themselves I know someone who just thinks they are right when they are wrong and just...
    holdingontomydreams holdingontomydreams 31-35 Jul 23, 2010

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    Lesson Learned

    I have learned that being silent is best in most situations. I have someone in my life who I now NEVER agree with. I find it easy just not to comment at all on certain things even if asked. People will set you up to say something and then get mad about it. I like, "well you...
    8waiting8 8waiting8 31-35 1 Response Nov 10, 2010

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    Really,

    I think it is most important to be silent when you are right. They won't appreciate you telling them they are wrong, and when you prove them wrong and show them you are right, they will resent you for it.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Learning To Be A Good Listener.

    My whole life have been busy with many things to do. I have what people say "Gift of the Gap" Always speaking and talking. When my life took a change after i was diagnosed with health challenges that i learned to listen. Now i cherish the silence around me except for nature's...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2011

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    Ppl Need To Learn Lessons...

    When people become hard headed and show me they wanna learn life the hard way, I let them. They end up looking ignorant in the end but its ok :D
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Mean

    The words "I told you so" are usually mean.  I know I was right, you know you were wrong.  We both know I advised you of your unwise choice.  So why should I point this out? It's unpleasant enough to be wrong; hearing "I told you so" does nothing but add insult to...
    MossAgate MossAgate 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    Think Before You Ink

    My mother used to like the saying ' think before you ink' It is even more important to pause before you speak. I'm willing to bet your words have often got you into trouble - mine certainly have! How often do we say something reactively and then regret it? So maybe a way to...
    glenara glenara 66-70, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    Silence Is...

    ...sometimes the best weapon. i know that words can be very powerful.  but sometimes when you know that you're right and you just keep your mouth shut, you get to give space and a lot of time for the other person to reflect... to weigh things for themselves.  they...
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Is It?

    Speak now, or forever hold your peace. This all too famous phrase has been dancing and bouncing and haunting around in my mind all day. There's nothing peaceful about feeling strongly about something, but silencing yourself for the rest of your life. I'm so glad I can just cut...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Zzzip It.

    It has taken a while to get to the point in my life when I know when to speak up or remain silent. I use to react rather feisty when others pushed my buttons. I have since learnt that it is far better to smile, not retaliate and calmly walk away. It takes the wind out of their...
    Kadie101 Kadie101 41-45, F Jul 10, 2012

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    Sometimes, Even If Your Right, Words Can Make Matters Worse.

    When people fight, of course they're going to be stubborn with what they think. Depending on their position, most of the time no matter what you say, they're going to go against it and not listen to a single word you say. So, why waste your breath ? If your in a confrontation...
    klovepink klovepink 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Silence Is Both A Choice And An Action.

    You know you're right You know you've got the facts You know you know   and even then...sometimes...not often but sometimes...its best to just let go of being attached to being right and let silence speak a deeper wisdom... for those who know...know for those...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 17 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    :-) Love This Group Theme..

    It can be a difficult thing - Letting the truth stand, And stepping back. It takes great certainty in oneself. It takes faith.
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Dec 12, 2010

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    Hate Fighting

    I really, really, really hate arguing, and nowadays people just don't seem to know how to disagree without arguing. ****** me off really. Then there are the times when people are driving me absolutely mad with their stupidity, but I know if I say what is truly on my mind, it will...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 24, 2012

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    Silence Is Better

    Under all speech that is good for anything three lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time. Silence is the genius of fools and one of the virtues of the wise.
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F Aug 13, 2010

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    No Reason To Rub It In

    There are times when "I told you so" is a waste of time and energy.  If it doesn't matter much, or if pointing out my correctness is going to do more harm than good, I hold my peace.Knowing that I was right is enough.  No reason to rub it in.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jun 4, 2011

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    It Just Adds To The Drama!

    I've always been a quiet person and hardly ever been in an argument but as you grow up, you interact more but being quiet by nature I used to hold back things; I was afraid of reactions. Sometimes argument went so illogical that I couldn't hold back things and said. It did no...
    beyondrepair beyondrepair 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2010

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    I Am Silent And I Am A Winner!

    Most rich people are silent, they kept numb about their wealth... Most genius are silent and just waiting for the result of their inventions.. I commend those who helps without letting anybody know, especially who donates for victims or charities that don't even want to mention...
    myAneth myAneth 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Going Within

    There is a dignity in silence. When someone is wanting debate and getting argumentative, I withdraw, even when I have much to say on the matter. If a person wishes to talk calmly and listen with their heart, then I speak. But if they do not want to hear, and only want to...
    BeththeButterfly BeththeButterfly 46-50, F Feb 3, 2013

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    I Think Sometimes Silence Is Best When Arguing With Fools..

    I have a few friends who you can't say anything to, and I do mean anything. They always have to be right and you are always wrong.  We end up talking in cirlces and I think " This person is an idiot" and then I continue to think "No, I'm the idiot for trying to reason with...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2010

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    The Real Reason Behind My Silence

    Sometimes I wonder for how long I should keep silent. Silence maybe the best when it comes to dealing with someone but sometimes it just kills me from inside. I’ve kept quiet for quite a long time. If only I had the courage to tell him how WRONG he is. I believe I have the...
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    But I'm Not Going To Be Very Quiet About This.

    VOTE CONSERVATIVE THIS NOVEMBER. GET RID OF THE INCUMBENTS ALSO. We can't stand more spending in Washington. Our children can't afford the bills we're running up for them to pay. We can't let the government get so big that we end up in a dictatorship. Please my friends...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 12 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    So I Will Be Quiet

    As I look back at my childhood, the thing I remember most about my house was my father speaking in a quiet tone and my mother yelling (a lot). When my mother yelled I always thought my father withdrew...but with my experiences from the last week...I no longer think so. I thinks...
    natashamarie natashamarie 41-45, F Aug 5, 2010

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    May Be

    but dream on me keep quite when some one has pushed my buttons never happen it never happen as a child or teen and will not happen now but i do agree
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 30, 2011

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    Mums The Word

    "To argue with a fool makes you an even bigger one."But speaking just as a mum, and a wife,sometimes it's best to let them discover the truth on their own.True understanding comes about through experience.Allow enough rope, and hopefully instead of hanging themselves,they'll...
    Amandalyn Amandalyn 31-35, F Feb 26, 2012

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    A Time For Everything

    Who decides who's right or wrong We have justified our reasons Their is always two sides to a story and then in the middle is the truth we never get to hear that side Wisdom is knowing what to overlook Silence says more than words that are meaningless In a moment of anger words...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Feb 1, 2013

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    Some People Don't Get It

    I am surrounded with hypocrytes and fanatics, so when they start an argument, I just nod. There is noway I can make them understand, so I save my breath.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    I Am Dead Silent

    I do not like to sound like a know-it-all.  When I know an answer to a question, I do not answer it all of the time when I am confident in my answer.  Whether it is an answer to a daily math problem, a question about the weather, or just a simple answer to a trivial question...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    I have mastered this art.

    It has come to a point that I can still smile. I'm too worn out to point out things and in the end, having it as an argument. Why have that when we can avoid and prevent? People around me always forgets the things I say. It feels like I'm not important enough even to be...
    nurabj09 nurabj09 18-21 Jul 6

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    But Sometimes You Need To Speak.

    WHO VOTED "NO" TO MAKE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? - WHO VOTED "YES" TO GIVE ILLEGALS SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS? Don’t forget. November 2 is “Take out the trash day”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please remember November elections are not far off. It's time to take...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 11 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    Exasperation

    Really, these are all not nice memories for me, so i find it difficult to dig it all up and put it into words. To do this i must be bright fresh and crisp. I agree with the statement 'i think sometimes silence is best even when your're right', but im not up to having to write one...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jul 6

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    The Golden Rule For The Married Man.

    This is the first rule we learn right after we say I do. We learn the first rule because the second rule is that it wont make a difference because we wont get the last word in anyway. Be Silent, Live Longer. My Best.
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    SILENT VOICE.There was a girl.

    Never wore pearls.But had a few curls.It was jan n not may,She was on her way,as usual she did pray.Wore green n not grey,Felt tired but still Okay.But What a fateful day!Time made her its prey!!!Be blessed my dearer 'J.'And later started that unending tour,Doc/s, Attendant/s...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    The Secret To Silence

    And things fall into place when we take time to sit in silence; to watch quietly the speed at how we live each day.Not hide or shun the world. But only a moment or two..... to recollect oneself..... and realize that we are right even more.
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 16, 2012

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    Shhhhh

    Assess the situation you are in, sometimes its just not worth giving your opinion when you know the person listening wont be able to handle it. Tired of always being thoughtful towards others in this life and not getting it back.
    PrincessLulu PrincessLulu 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Silence Is Golden

    When it comes to arguments, silence is golden. If you do not argue, then there can be no argument! If yuou argue your case, you can become mad, and end up being in the wrong even though you were originally in th right. Because "two wrongs dont make a right", and "if you fight...
    Earthwarrior Earthwarrior 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    Micromanagment

    While my immediate manager is awesome, he is a better follower than manager. However, the owner’s husband is over him, and he is an extreme micromanager. We have no chain of command, he comes in at random and disrupts the flow of our daily routine to control the situation. He...
    wildfreedom wildfreedom 51-55, M Jan 19, 2013

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    Hush, Dont Speak

    You argue. You fight. You raise your hand as if to slap me. But I stay quiet, with my head hung in remorse. You stop. You turn away. A smile graces my lips. Without saying anything at all, I had won.
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 1 Response May 23, 2010

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    After The Affair

    You, there, crumpled in a ball of pain, your spine standing out in stark relief--  I can see you.  I know how much it hurts to watch everything you are lose cohesion.  I have been through that darkness; I have walked those roads.  I remember the gaping void that opened in my...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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