If you've nothing nice worth saying, don't say anything at all...

@emisle (3823)
Ireland
December 7, 2006 9:12am CST
Do you believe it's true? Sometimes if we don't like something about someone should we say something? Or keep our mouths closed?
9 responses
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I preffer to keep my mouth closed. Staying upbeat and positive will lead those in the group to see you as a friendly, easygoing individual and make them want to get to know you better.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
10 Dec 06
That is true alright..:)
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
9 Dec 06
People who cut in line or talk loudly on their cell phones in inappropriate places or almost run you over in their cars because they didn't stop at the Stop sign... these people need to be told something that isn't so nice, if only so they don't kill someone.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
10 Dec 06
I agree, why do some people have to be so inconsiderate??
@tsamcq (457)
• United States
8 Dec 06
It's better to be quiet. Sometimes it makes you look really bad just by talking negatively about people.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
8 Dec 06
...u should meet my sister! lol!
• United States
8 Dec 06
On the other hand... It is better to remain silent and look stupid than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
8 Dec 06
that is true..:)
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 06
Yes I do keep my mouth shut but I am a person who does not like hurting People or their Feelings for that matter
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
7 Dec 06
Yah, I'd never needlessly make someone feel bad.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
7 Dec 06
It depends if you're in a relationship with them or not. If you are yes, you tell them if not why bother.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
7 Dec 06
That's a very good point.
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I always tell my kids that if they don't have anything nice to say then don't talk.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
7 Dec 06
and do they listen?!
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes i truely believe that and i even teach my children that.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
7 Dec 06
I think that kids can be especially cruel when it comes to pointing out things they don't like...
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Sometimes that is true, but there are other times that things need to be said. I have a son with a disability and sometimes we can't be nice. We have to say things that others don't like to hear.
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