Quote by Denzel Washington: “Dont tell me what they said about me. Tell me ...”
Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid
For the most part difficult subjects will either be avoided or treated with great tact. If a difficult issue has to be broached it would still be with your best interests at heart. Some are being kind. Men are trying to flatter me. I have never actively managed to lose any more than 7 pounds. I now stand 5 foot 6 inches tall and weigh 17 stone.
I've seen lots of threads on here latly, where so many have lost someone dear.. I kept this little poem that says so much of that raw grief Don't ask me how I'm doing, don't ask if I'm o. Don't say their in a better place , you wont like what i say.. I won't try to be positive, and this wasn't for the best, my hearts in broken pieces, and it hurts deep in my chest Don't tell me you know how I feel..
True friends will never stand by while others talk about you, a real friend will come to your defense and have your back. If others are comfortable dissing you or putting you down in front of someone who is supposed to be a friend then this says a lot about your relationship with that person. Most people are hesitant to criticize or badmouth someone unless they are sure that the person they are talking to will not object. Be careful of the friends that you surround yourself with and keep your circle small to avoid those who will stab you in the back. A true friend values you for who you are, not for the information that they can gain or the advantages that you offer them. If someone is comfortable saying negative things or putting you down in front of a so called friend then this means that the supposed friend is not really in your corner.
2. 'This is the way it’s always been done.'
There are some things you simply never want to say at work. These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. These phrases are so loaded with negative implications that they undermine careers in short order. Would you mind telling me what went into that decision? Technology-fueled change is happening so fast that even a six-month-old process could be outdated. These overly passive phrases instantly erode your credibility. Saying that something only takes a minute undermines your skills and gives the impression that you rush through tasks.