Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Photo: long does it take?

When someone contradicts you, or finds an exception to something you've just said - how long does it take before you get angry, annoyed, or just a touch irritated?

It's not a bad thing, I think it's a natural reaction, like sneezing, a kind of social friction.  Anger in reaction to disagreement sometimes falls under something you have no control over.  From here, however, things can go deep south.

What I have noticed is this equation:  disagree + get mad = stop listening --> bad things happen

However, if you can remove the anger from the equation, you might be able to just...have a normal conversation.  When I've heard disagreements between sane people, they disagree, and then they linger for one or two more arguments...and then they just drop it.  That's all.  I am shocked.

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