We always can hear this" we can't please everybody"

@chavezrmc (5766)
Philippines
February 10, 2007 8:52pm CST
Is this a valid reason not to do the best that we can? or is this a reason not to do what is our conviction coz we're afraid of the negative comments.
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@Gmens91 (389)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
No way. If you go on thinking like this then you will not have convictions of your own. Everybody has their own personal beliefs and I think no one should be obligated to change his just to please others. No one should be afraid to listen to negative comments, no matter how harsh it may sound. Everyone should try to do the best that they can without fear or prejudice and be ready to face the consequenses
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@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
you have great thoughts. you are right we will end vulnerable in the end if we'll always think of others comments and we can't what we want to do. thanks.
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@bethmt (419)
• United States
11 Feb 07
We truly can't please everyone because not everyone thinks alike or has the same personality types. I don't see it as not doing the best we can. How I see it is this, if we go around trying to get everyone's approval then we won't be sticking with our own convictions and what is important to us. If we try to please everyone then we get pulled in so many directions that we lose touch with who we really are.
@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
pleasing everyone can end up to be miserable. Better do things that can make you happy and not bother of others negative comments. thanks for sharing your thoughts
@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
This is guess accepting individualism. And that we can't change it rather accept. thank you for your opinion
@alantae (244)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Well, to start with, the phrase itself is true. You will never be able to please everyone with any decision you make. But when I hear it, it's mostly being used as an excuse for something. It's used as an excuse when I hear about certain groups being discriminated against quite often. But should we live our lives according to what others are going to think of us? Of course not. But at the same time, we shouldn't blantantly ignore the feelings of others. We should do what makes us happy, and what we what to do, but we must also be aware of those around us. Will our decisions affect others? And if so, in what way? Those are questions we should be asking ourselves.
@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i understand what you mean. Doing something not to please others but what we wanted and that we can't step on others foot. So go on as long as we're not hurting others. thanks for your opinion.
• India
11 Feb 07
Not really those reasons you have given. We try our best to please everybody, but we also see what effects would it have to us and our dear ones. By the meaning "we can't please everybody" it does not mean, we should not. It means it is impossible to, even if you try your best. It takes all sorts to make this world and if something pleases someone, it puts off some other. And if we go out of our way to please everyone, then it is not good, for we must please ourselves before trying to please someone else.
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@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
so we have to please ourselves first before pleasing others. well you have your point. Keep life going as long as we're not hurting others then lets do what we want.
@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I think we have to do what is right for us. What makes keeps our vibration inline. I like the first comment from Tibzay (?). We attract into our lives through our thoughts and feelings, we need to stay true to that. If someone doesn't agree with it, that's there issue not ours. I have people agree to disagree with me all the time, that doesn't mean we can't still be friends or that I don't value their opinion. It just means I won't always listen to it.
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@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
yeah... we have to be ourselves and not be bothered of others comments. as long as we think that what we're doing is right and that we are not stepping on other's foot sure we can do what we like. thank you for ur views
@tibzoy (110)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
If you go for success just because you want to please or impress, what are you doing with your life? Your just making yourself susceptible to frustration and depression when the universe fails to conspire with your plans. Worst, you'll get bombarded with negative comments about what you just did. You and I must go for success just for the heck of it. Read Soren Kierkegard and you'll see why.
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@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
ohhhh thanks for giving me your opinion and some info. Rather go on with life than thinking of negative thoughts about others comments.