Always giving the benefit of the doubt to people

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
January 29, 2007 7:51pm CST
does it drain too much mental energy. There are times when you hear comments that strike you as rude and offensive but you ask yourself, is that really what he meant? being a non-native english speaker, did he really mean what he said? Is the problem just semantics and cultural? Is he limited in his choice of words? Did he say that for want of a better term. Maybe he's not really trying to be rude. Do you find this tiring? Mylot is a wide community of different people of various cultures and languages and giving the benefit of the doubt to people is something we can not simply take for granted.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
Yes i've thought that. That is truly a judgement call. So many cultures and many different attitudes. I personally have a good sense of humor, but someday i might offend someone, but i can't let them know until it is to late. Take care Manong.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I've can sense that you really have a good sense of humor reading your postings and comments in other pages. I can say that I have that too and sometimes I over do it. When I was a lot younger, I have offended a lot of my friends trying to be funny. lol
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@runsgame (2034)
• India
2 Feb 07
ya your discussion is some what acceptable to me . many a times i found that people are just like that answering the discussions. i just ignore the same . one need to give qualitative response so that it should have justification . of course the benefit of doubt always goes to the ....