Actions Over Words

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@Plethos (10450)
United States
September 15, 2016 11:42pm CST
In a discussion of mine, "Blank Stares and Distractions", ( @DaddyEvil and I wrote how words don't hurt us. He stated, "That is what I usually say, too, but a "nickname" that pisses me off is liable to get me put into jail. " (http://www.mylot.com/comment/2969732/17839090/26290992) I can personally say i've never gotten to that point. People are always amazed as to how I can be called all kinds of derogatory names and not show a hint of displeasement. At a former job of mine, a military welding inspector started to yell and name calling me as if I were an enlisted soldier, nose to nose, I just kept a smile on my face while everyone around me was stunned at the scene in front of them. To me, when someone starts to try to use negative verbiage against me, I just let them get it out of thier system, what do I care? Who knows, I may learn a new word or insult. Verbal bullies is all they are. Far as i'm concerned, a punch to the throat hurts more than unpleasant words to the ears. Next time any of you gets insulted or put down verbally, just smile at them, walk away and go have a cookie. -Photo by me Plethos-
http://www.mylot.com/post/2969732/blank-stares-and-distractions)
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@tammys85 (11382)
• United States
19 Sep 16
See, I'm more sensitive, but it's good that you don't let it bother you!
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
19 Sep 16
want me to beat up the bullies for you? thanks for stopping by hope all is great and dandy with you !
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@tammys85 (11382)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@Plethos Nah it's cool, nobody bothers me these days, I get along with almost everyone lol. But thanks haha! I've been good, and you?
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@tammys85 - good, working and stuff mostly. ive seen your instagram shenanigans, wish i could do wwe events like you.
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@pgntwo (21971)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Sep 16
As the expression states: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words never will!
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
true. no ones ever been crushed by a forest of words or a boulder of words.
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@pgntwo (21971)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Sep 16
@Plethos Letters, now they are a different matter - if you have read Terry Pratchett's "Going Postal" :)
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@pgntwo (21971)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Sep 16
@Plethos Scary! I wonder what letter it was... Or to whom the letter was addressed?
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@vandana7 (66851)
• India
16 Sep 16
Nice advise...
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
thank you. to me, it just seems so common sensical.
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@vandana7 (66851)
• India
19 Sep 16
@Plethos .. In our end of the world, it does not work always. The offense comes in form of interference with the way we live not abuse. Then there is no choice. If we smile we have a statement "mouname angikaram", meaning silence signifies acceptance.
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@vandana7 - so would it then be fair to say that your end of the worlds interpretation of silence is a bit of a cultural difference? because theres also another saying, that im sure youve heard before, it goes, "silence speaks louder than words."
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@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Sep 16
yeah. ..you are right. This is one way of learning a language. Taking everything in a positive direction is an art.
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
and also knowing that as long as you know who you are and the truth, why worry about others outbursts based on negativism.
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@skysnap (17960)
16 Sep 16
I guess being patient in life builds tolerance.
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
theres times when a thick skin is necessary.
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16 Sep 16
Verbal insults are a different kind of pain to physical pain. I have had to learn to be tough about verbal stuff because of the sort of kids I work with. It still hurts though, sometimes.
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
i just laugh at kids and tell them to try harder and be more creative. they get frustrated and just stop.
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 16
hmm...good advice. I guess this tolerance gets built over time?
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
18 Sep 16
not necessarily, it depends mostly on how a person handles it. people always forget two things when they feel insulted, their feet. just walk away.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Oct 16
great advice but what if you have a qu ick temper?lol lol
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
3 Oct 16
then you must learn to accept the outcome and blame no one but yourself. you must also find an outlet for the temper, either count to infinity, paint a bob ross style painting or punch bags and lift weights in a gym.
@innertalks (4455)
• Australia
26 Sep 16
Some dark words can keep us in the dark
A lot of this depends on our age too I think. If when we are young, our father tells us repeatedly how useless we are, hopeless at everything, cannot show affection, have no brains, and that we have a mind of jelly, over and over, for ten/fifteen years or so, since we were very young, these types of words can kill our inner spirit, and destroy our lives, before they have even ever begun. If we can make it to an adult age, and somebody helps us to remove some of our garbaged programs from our minds, we might eventually see that we are ourselves, and not who these people said that we were. Unfortunately, some of us, live our whole life without ever recovering from being drowned/held under, by such words, when we were younger.
@GreatMartin (5382)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Sep 16
As a Gay, out, Jewish Teenager in the Bronx in NYC and then a gay activist I learned very early how to deal with name calling, negative verbiage, bullies---I agree with your last sentence BUT that's why I got so fat--eating all those cookies!!!
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@zebra2222 (5171)
• United States
26 Sep 16
I rarely encounter insults. I let my sense of humor shine through.