Sunday Poser # 123

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How careful are you when conversing with people around you?

It’s a loaded question indeed!

I am a person who is quite open and frank, and don’t mind most comments made to me. Unfortunately, the flip side of this is that I am not very careful while conversing with others. I’m really trying to think before I open my mouth but old habits die hard. It’s easier while writing because when you see it in front of you, you can modify it before sending it on.

Same goes for the questions I ask. Though I’m more careful in this aspect. I’d answer most questions asked of me including my age etc but some people are offended by even simple inquiries.

Please share how careful you are while having conversations with people other than your family? Do you think it’s okay to say something to someone which you don’t mind when said to you?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



50 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 123

  1. Great thought provoking question Sadje. For me, I’d say it depends on who I’m talking to. I believe how we converse is determined by our relationship with the other person and our knowledge of them. For example, I know if I am talking to my sister, she can be over-emotional/over-sensitive so if you want to be heard, you need to pick your words carefully. Also, with students, when I’m giving feedback its important to think about what I want to say and how well the student will accept the feedback

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  2. This is a difficult one Sadje. In today’s world we have to be mindful of what we say but at the same, stay true to who we are. I do not think people purposely try to offend anyone but sometimes it comes across that way.

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    1. You’re very right O’Nika. We should be careful not to offend anyone and sometimes it’s hard to know what will offend the other person.


  3. Great question, something I think about often, believe it or not. Words have a lot of power. As I time goes by in my life, I try to say less and listen more. I have in no way mastered this, to be clear. It’s just a work in progress.

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  4. Generally, it depends on the sensitivity of what we are discussing. I, too, am opinionated, and I don’t really worry about what people think, but if it’s about something personal about others that really isn’t anyone’s business, then I tend to be careful.

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  5. Unfortunately, I’m not very careful. I really need to be more mindful of how much I tell people about myself or my life, not just for my own sake but for those I love too. Writing is easier but even then I still mess up. I remember once writing on my blog about a nickname I used for my husband in a particular situation and he got very upset when he found out that I’d posted that online, because what to me was just a funny story to him told a lot about his personal experience.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I think you’re perfectly right when you take so much care in what you say to others. It shows how thoughtful you are. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      I tried to comment on your post but it wouldn’t let me.

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  6. Being fairly new to Arizona and not knowing many people has made me more cautious when I speak. When I’m on the phone with old friends, I don’t worry. Also, there are/were two close friends here that I spoke openly to. (One passed away, so we’re down to one longtime friend here.)

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    1. You’re very right that with old friends you just can be yourself without the fear of offending them. With new people, one should be more careful till we get to know them better

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  7. An extremely important question for all of us. Especially in today’s world where not just the spoken words but also the typed ones from our mouths and fingers respectively are judged, 24/7.

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  8. I try not to talk on the phone in public and I keep my voice down when I am out. You just never know who is listening. I certainly try to keep personal info out of public conversations. But at home with a friend, I am very open.

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