Rule #1. Say less than necessary

@slayer08 (2361)
Philippines
March 17, 2017 1:46am CST
Have you read the book, 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene? If you haven't, this book talks about how to be more "powerful". Not necessarily in politics but in your own game. You can have things your way if you only know how to play by the rules. One of the things that I find really intriguing in that book is this number 1 rule; Say less than necessary. Often times, we want to be an open book. We tend to say a lot of things to people we just met or even going as far as telling them who we are. In the end, we sound like losers or a nut case. In this book, Robert Greene emphasized the importance of saying less to saying nothing at all. He said that if someone is telling you a lot of things about themselves that means they are asking for your approval. By saying less than necessary, you keep them on the edge of their seats. They come up with things that you might say or might do but all those are speculations. In the end, you don't allow anyone to see through you based on the words you use. You only give them the benefit of the doubt.
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@allen0187 (34433)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
Read this book before and I follow these rules as much as possible. One of the books that I continue to read and re-read.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
I have the book and the audiobook. I love it. It's strange and a little weird at first but all the concept there makes sense.
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@allen0187 (34433)
• Philippines
22 Mar 17
@slayer08 the book is the source of my life mantras!
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
22 Mar 17
@allen0187 nice!! I hope it wont turn you into a charlatan.lol but it really is a good book. It shows how to be cautious and mindful of things and people.
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@ilocosboy (40269)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
This is true but here in mylot it's better when you say more because it means more earnings.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
lol. just don't reveal yourself too much
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@ilocosboy (40269)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
@slayer08 ha ha that is true
@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
17 Mar 17
I always end up 'saying less' because I'm very shy. Also, I don't like sharing too much with people.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
17 Mar 17
I think it is better that way anyway.
@pammooratan (4676)
• India
17 Mar 17
Speaking less is very beneficial also because some one can know about you more with a lot talks.
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