Saying it the way it is

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
July 18, 2008 11:46am CST
An elderly man was talking to a group of teenagers about the value of things exactly the way they mean it. He asked 2 of the teenagers if they have ever found themselves saying yes when they actually meant no and they answered in unison that a lot of times they have said yes when they actually meant to say no just to satisfy their friends. I really try as much as I can to say yes and mean yes and vice versa, I actually allow a level of flexibility though but there must be a genuine reason for me to change my yes to a no and vice versa, why do you think people say yes when in actual fact they meant to say no, do you sometimes do that?
1 response
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Hi BYOLA, I have tried that in my younger years...I remember that a lot of times, we will just say Yes to our co-worker before so she will stop complaining and criticizing our system,,No one will really argue with her, but deep inside, everyone thinks differently. Most of us are satisfied with our job and salary..But, we think that arguing with her just to be open of what we stand for, will just make her feel bad and depressed..She was about to retire so we are just considering maybe due to her problems in life or whatsoever, she tends to be negative to everything around her!