And onward.... Today's musing was brought on by a recent discussion that reminded me of the time - long ago - when I wasn't hired for a job because I was, in the opinion of the company, "too nice." They hired someone who turned out to be "rude, brash, and uncultured," according to the head hunter who called me back in a few months (after I'd found different employment), and asked if I'd like to have the job. Heh heh.
And so I say to all those who think that nice equals pushover, dumb, and boring:
"To me, being nice doesn't mean having no opinions. It doesn't mean you can't disagree or stand up for yourself or something you believe in. It means being gracious, courteous and respectful of others: their feelings, opinions, and rights." - Romi
"You catch more flies with honey than vinegar." - unknown
And to those of you who wonder: the fact that I work to be as gracious and respectful as possible does not mean I'm a Stepford Wife. I just feel there's a time and place for everything. I choose my fights, and I choose how I fight. That's just me, and I respect others' different opinions of what they feel is appropriate for them. I'm a live and let live kinda gal. In fact, as long as you don't hurt anyone, it really doesn't matter to me how you run your life. I only hope you are content and happy. And that's a totally snark-free comment.
Have a great week!
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