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To think, or not to think.
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Posted 6/18/11
As the old Aesop Fable goes...

Think before you jump... or you'll get stuck.

Thinking about your actions beforehand (and speaking is an action) will ensure you don't say something you didn't mean or get yourself stuck with no way out of a situation.
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Thinking for me, definitely. I'm not afraid to use those thinking sounds; in fact, many of them are known to occasionally creep into my posts from typing, almost as though it were actually spilling out of my mouth. However, unlike what has been stated by others, you will get what I think, regardless of if it's hurtful or not. I may be thinking of a more tactful way to put it, though...
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Thinking so you wont regret what you gonna say by mistake
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It doesn't matter.
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I prefer intelligent conversation, these days I have to wait a very long time to even find it.
Please don't take it away from me on the assumption that I'm impatient.
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Posted 6/18/11 , edited 6/18/11

varnlestoff wrote:

So are people supposed to think before they speak. Or speak without thinking? I've been told by people that you need to think first, then speak. I've been told by others to not think so much as to simply speak because it makes a nice and happy world flow.

So, CR. Quality or Substance?




You have two ears so I was always told to listen twice as much as you speak. I don't honestly know how not thinking before you speak would make things happy for the world. The whole point of thinking before you speak is so that you don't say anything that will hurt someone, end up coming back to hurt you or is just plain stupid.

As far as speech goes, there doesn't really have to be a choice between quality or substance. I suppose there can if you want there to be, but I'm not going to choose. I argue that there cannot be quality if substance is missing and there cannot be much substance if quality is missing. Perhaps I am picky in my discourse.
Posted 6/18/11
Well I sometimes speak too quickly for my thoughts too catch up with me, resulting in a gibberish mesh of miscommunication. I always sound more eloquent if I'm just a little patient and think before I speak. That doesn't make me less blunt.
Posted 6/18/11 , edited 6/18/11

Kerensa wrote:


varnlestoff wrote:

So are people supposed to think before they speak. Or speak without thinking? I've been told by people that you need to think first, then speak. I've been told by others to not think so much as to simply speak because it makes a nice and happy world flow.

So, CR. Quality or Substance?




You have two ears so I was always told to listen twice as much as you speak. I don't honestly know how not thinking before you speak would make things happy for the world. The whole point of thinking before you speak is so that you don't say anything that will hurt someone, end up coming back to hurt you or is just plain stupid.

As far as speech goes, there doesn't really have to be a choice between quality or substance. I suppose there can if you want there to be, but I'm not going to choose. I argue that there cannot be quality if substance is missing and there cannot be much substance if quality is missing. Perhaps I am picky in my discourse.


By a happy world flow. I was referring to speaking without thinking. Generally, I have noticed a couple specific conversation types. There are those where little thought is put in to it. For example a couple of really close friends who can talk for an hour straight nearly without taking a single breath. 'Extreme social butterflies'.

They are talking about really random things constantly, but it's substance, and they are having a good time. So I don't have any problems with thinking less in a recreational conversation with somebody you know you can be very random around.

Then there is the way most conversations go. People reflecting on what is said, then choosing what to say. These conversations can range from a good speed depending on the simplicty of the subject, or it can be a very slow conversation if it is a very complicated or sensitive subject. I've noticed most slow paced conversations are held at locations such as the fireplace and sitting area in starbucks, or at a nice wrestraunt. While the faster paced conversations often occur at the pool I go to.
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Posted 6/18/11
I think it depends on the circumstance, say if you're in a more formal situation. But in general day to day situations, I don't think it matters unless what you're about to say is negative. It's always best to say what you truly feel!
Posted 6/18/11
Think with your penis first. That's what all the boys do.
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eh, i'll say what i wunt. ^^ (WHATEVER UR NAME IS GURL PERSON) i like your advice doe, i'll try not to be negative.
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