What if we said "yes" to everything?

United States
November 10, 2009 7:54am CST
So, the idea is, that if we answer "yes" to every question asked, that it will open more doors of opportunity and you will live a more fulfilled life. Obviously you can't say "yes" to everything without some kind of reprecussions, but you do you believe we should all answer "yes" a little more often than we do?? What do you guys think?
5 responses
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
10 Nov 09
It depends on the situation. There's no right answer in this but I'd say, it depends. Of course, if it's something that's going to cause you harm, you shouldn't say "yes". I think people should be more open minded and learn to experience new things that will do them good but as far as saying yes to everything, no, I don't think so.
• United States
10 Nov 09
rg0205, thanks for your response, yes I will agree with this. We can not say yes to everything but we do need to say yes to things that will make us more open-minded or to experience new things.
• United States
10 Nov 09
The thing is I think it goes both ways. Some people that are more uptight need to start saying yes more often whereas there are a ton of people that need to say no more often. There are people that constantly say yes in life and therefore they get run over by other people.
• United States
10 Nov 09
Hey anotherxidentity! YES, I totally agree with this too. There are way more people that are uptight and narrow-minded in this world, than generous people that get ran over all the time, though. I would say that even I could try new things that I'm afraid of doing or wouldn't normally do. I believe I will try this for a month and see how things go.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
As in other things, I personally think life will be boring with all of the same thing. It is not possible to say "yes" all the time because that would, in a way, make people "robots" out of themselves. There are things that will reap bad and negative results by saying "yes". If I tell someone to kill somebody and he says "yes", you can just imagine what this world would become. We should learn how to say "no" to assert something that we don't like. It is exercising our right to deny or negate something.
• United States
10 Nov 09
Of course, of course, as I said in the opening statement, you can NOT say "yes" to certain things that are bad, have bad reprecussions, break a rule or a law. With that being said, just think of all the new things you would be doing by saying "yes". Learn how to fly, do a triathalon, learn a new language, befriend someone you wouldn't normally, learn how to play the piano or another instrument...
@kush20006 (515)
• India
10 Nov 09
if you would say yes to everything then you would have no time for yourself as well as you will become a blind believer who has brain but whose actions are predefined to be yes and no other answer would be expected from you thus no one will talk to u as people will become bore out of you and use yourself for their own functioning this might lead to a harmless disaster.
• United States
10 Nov 09
Ehhhh... I could see how that would happen, but really how many opportunities come up where people ask you to do something and the answer could be a yes or no? I'm a 24 year old mother, and questions don't arise for me everyday. Plus, I do understand people may try to take advantage because they know you'll say "yes", but that's where you can say "no", because those kinda people you don't want in your life. SO, not only will you be doing more things in your life, you'll be weeding out the true friends.
• India
10 Nov 09
yes yes yes yes we should often use this in situations where we cant use this we must learn the art of saying no :)
• United States
10 Nov 09
See, I do believe the same thing! I may try it for a month and see what happens :)