Learning to say no: When rejection becomes healthy

@arizen (152)
Philippines
October 23, 2012 3:31am CST
I feel bad. I turned down an insurance offer from a very persistent (because it's their job) representative. I am just not used to saying no and rejecting people. I mean, if I do not express my rejection, he will just keep calling and I really have no plans of taking the offer. I do not want the burden of paying anything monthly besides my basic bills. As matter of fact, I researched the offer in the net and found out some scams tied to their name. In a country like mine, there are so many scams and insurance frauds that I opt to just save the money. I had this scholarship to which my godfather paid for when I was a toddler, and before I get to college, the scholarship company became bankrupt. Lucky for us, we had been able to pull out an ample amount of lump sum before it totally closed its doors to any financial claims. You see, even though I do not want to disappoint the insurance companies, I neither want to disappoint myself in the future. How about you? What have you said no to lately?
2 responses
• India
6 Nov 12
Dealing with rejection is an unpleasant experience. Some people out rightly reject your offer and some keep you in hope for sometime and then reject your offer. While the former is pretty straightforward and dealing with it is usually ok, but the later is quite difficult to cope with. After surviving on a hope and then learning you are rejected is a hard experience.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
23 Oct 12
Thanks a ton for posting this discussion. Well i have read about the art of saying no somewhere but i am not able to recall it. Anyways we have often seen no being said in a negative way and have always used it in a negative light. But at times this art of saying no might be done in a healthy way that would not hurt any one and we will also not have any regrets at the end of the day and we should all learn this art as it could be useful for us. What say?