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Think before you speak

Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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is it possible? I am not good at this. if i think i cant speak vice-versa. but i can write what i think sometime
Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
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Have you ever had a thought once? Have you ever spoken, perhaps a week later? Now try to get the two to be about the same subject, and shorten the time in between, without getting to the point where you speak before you think :P

The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I'm not sure that it will ever be able to figure itself out, everything else, maybe. From the atom to the universe, everything, except itself.
Jan de Boer
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Seetharaman Venkatasamy wrote:is it possible? I am not good at this. if i think i cant speak vice-versa. but i can write what i think sometime

Mostly I do think before I speak. Actually do it all the time. But then I get irritated, more irritated.. And then 'the bucket is full', and I suddenly say something highly insulting and career damaging again to some management guy or human resource girl. Just goes out, suddenly, I am not in control. :-(
Maneesh Godbole
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Seetharaman Venkatasamy wrote:Think before you speak

My question is why? As long as you talk a lot but say nothing, it doesn't matter.

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Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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I thought the whole point of talking was to prevent yourself from thinking. How else do you explain politicians and upper management?
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