Sometimes there is no need to be right, you just got to say what the other guy wants to hear.

No it’s not about being spineless, I see it as a form of manipulation. By saying what the other guy wants to hear, the end result might be what you want, be it rapport, a favour, or just for the guy to shut up.

Rather than fighting to be the one that is right, in which the only thing you gain is an ego boost, and troubles in the future.

I exercise this a lot at work to get by, but I do not do this with my friends, unless someone is being really annoying. It is very tiring and I’d rather be letting off steam while being with good company.

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One Response to “Sometimes there is no need to be right, you just got to say what the other guy wants to hear.”

  1. Don’t tell how exactly you got something awesome done, it becomes even more fantastic that way « honest reflections of a blunt Says:

    […] Of course you don’t just put yourself across as a snob, you can just skim the surface. Tell the person what he wants to hear. […]

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