13 May 2013

monday's musing

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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

After all:

"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!



Blogger Michelle said...

I know nothing about the discussion that sparked this post, but I love your quote; good words to live by!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

I agree with Michelle, and your quotes. I thought it funny that the company wanted to hire you, after they had this other person there for a while. Hehe.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Esther said...

Many people mistake a gracious, courteous, respectful and loving behaviour for weakness.
Very sad, because it needs a strong personality/person to live this values.
Thank you for your monday musings, Romi, they always give me something to think about and a challenge for my week.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Kendra M said...

Just popped in, and I wanted to agree! Love your quote, hugs to you!

2:48 AM  

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