HeHe. What is your secret weapon?

United States
February 17, 2008 2:53pm CST
This question opens up many possibilities. No particular area of life is mentioned, this is intentional on my part! What is your secret weapon?
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@GardenGerty (104294)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Silliness is my secret weapon. It allows revenge without damage. It lightens a mood. Silliness lets me laugh at myself and not take anyone more seriously than they deserve to be taken. You can defuse a tense moment with just the right levity, applied sparingly. I like a good belly laugh, it feels much better than sit ups. A smile can release tons of tension in my face and neck.
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• United States
18 Feb 08
Very well said Gerty and I agree with each and every morsel of your posting. I too, use humor in many situations.
• United States
17 Feb 08
My mind. Simply put. The reasons why are so complex because I would have to give scenarios how each would apply so I will leave this discussion simply by answering, my mind! :)
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• United States
17 Feb 08
Honesty is my secret weapon in my daily life. I don't practice telling tails to people. So I don't have to try cleaning it up with more lies.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 08
Interesting discussion my friend, when I asked myself that question the first thing that came to mind was my sense of humour! I think without it I would have given up many many years ago, I've had so much crap thrown at me throughout my life but I have struggled through, I have kept my sense of humour and tried to laugh things off, I have a wicked, wild and sometimes weird sense of humour but it's help me keep my personality, to keep the real wolfie! I have a talent for making people laugh, smile or cheer people up, I guess in a way I am like the clown, who is hurting inside but still tries to make others happy. I value my sense of humour because it has kept me sane
• United States
18 Feb 08
wow, what we can learn about people by such a simple question. As it turns out, we have much in common wolfie. I have had more than one person (who cared to get to know me) say to me, "You really are like that song, 'Tears of a Clown' aren't you?" I use humor all the time, and like you, often make others laugh. However, buried under my silly shinnanigans is quite a bit of unhappiness about a few things.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 08
Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone! Very often people who are always clowning around and laughing are hiding the fact that they are hurting inside, it's like a disguise, cut away the layers of laughter underneath there is a raw wound festering away.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
17 Feb 08
I suppose my secret weapon is my sharp tongue and quick wit. I catch people off guard at times, being analytical I dissect their words into things they might have never meant to imply... :(
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@owlwings (39880)
• Cambridge, England
17 Feb 08
I think silence is my secret weapon. If someone tries to start an argument with me I generally find that I regret it if I don't listen to what they are saying or where they are coming from and, instead, plough right in with MY take on it. I have to say that, even though I sometimes (rather rarely) make my point and the other person has to admit that they were wrong, it always seems a rather poor win. I find that the times when I keep mostly silent in the face of argument, allowing the other person to do most of the talking, are the times when victory is very often mine. You see, if *I* listen to what the other person is saying, they will also start listening to what they are saying ... and very often end up seeing how foolish they sound. That, perhaps, sounds a rather harsh and supercilious way of thinking of it and I rarely rejoice in winning an argument but it certainly is more satisfying if, by keeping silent, I can get the other person to come to a point where we can agree!
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@balasri (26553)
• India
18 Feb 08
My secret weapon is my smile.I have won many a battle with my smile.But it took a long time in my life for me to find out my secret weapon.
• United States
18 Feb 08
Okay, the first thing I thought of is my smile. I can smile on command, sweetly or sarcastically, whatever the situation calls for. This is good, considering that I have control of when it happens. Most of the smiles are spontaneous, with good situations, and to spread cheer. But, there have been situations to where, I will smile a devilishly smile, when it will just pi$$ someone off that is in an angry mood and acting out. Like haha you for losing control of your temper! I know that's really not nice, but it keeps me with the upper hand, especially now that I am a charge nurse. That was the first thing that popped into my mind...
@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Knowledge.