Saturday, February 4, 2012

6WS - Smart people know when to shutup

There are times when I wish I posted anonymously because then I could properly vent when someone bugs the #@$% out of me. I'm sure some people don't realise how ignorant they sound when they open their mouths and simply don't shut up.

A conversation is meant to be two way, otherwise it's not a conversation - doh!

I suffer occasionally from verbal diarrhoea, I think we all have our moments. I'm also prone to moments of self importance and self righteousness. I guess that's probably why I recognise it in someone else and why it irritates me so badly.

I guess the difference is that I recognise these limitations in myself and so I'm conscious of it and I try not to be too obnoxious, too often. The thing is I hate having to resist the urge to tell someone they're an ignorant twit. Some times I can't resist either, but I'm never cruel, or nasty - sometimes maybe a little abrupt and maybe even a teensy bit rude. Oh - okay, occasionally I don't hold back.

I'm not perfect and I am getting better at keeping my mouth shut, I just find it hard when someone is belittling someone else and trying to prove their own greater intelligence, or when they're simply a pain in the rear end. Making another seem stupid to make yourself appear better is not acceptable in my book.

How do other people handle this? If someone is talking and you can't get a word in edgewise and they're so obviously wrong in what they're saying - do you speak up and tell them, or do you shut your mouth and think about frolicking in meadows to keep your cool?
Feeling so much better now that I've got my agro off my chest and that I haven't named names or given away state secrets in the process.

On a nice positive note, I also have my new post on vision journals up on my other blog if you want to drop by and have a peek.

Have a great week everybody

Cheers, Fi

Thanks Cate, for giving us all a place to visit and connect. Want to play along with Six Word Saturday, it's easy? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing. 


  1. Awesome post. And sometimes I wish we blogged anonymously too!

  2. I suffer from this verbal diarrhea too. Sometimes. We are all a work in progress. At least we know and acknowledge right? That is the first step. But it is hard especially when it is something you are passionate about and someone else is just spewing nonsese. I am one though to speak up, you know that. I try and censor it and be soft about it (sometimes) unless the point is just not getting across and there is no other choice to be blunt about it. And unfortunately, sometimes that does come of as obnoxious and rude. Oh well can't win them all, right. Have an awesome day!

  3. LOL... this just makes you human and not a machine!

  4. Hahaha! Those 6 words have a very good meaning ;)
    I too think in d same way .. sometimes :P

  5. I think I might have a t-shirt made with your six words!

  6. I haven't the faintest idea. But people like that annoy me.

  7. I'm definitely not known for shutting up! I just can't seem to take myself to that meadow.


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