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We must all have had the experience of someone responding incredulously to something we’ve said. This generally tends to make us go over in our minds what we did say, and whether or not we really meant what we said. Though why we should be questioning our statements is something to re-examine. Why shouldn’t we be examining their reaction to what we’ve said as well as trying to understand how we reacted. Reacting defensively or explaining away what we said or immediately running on about something else are merely knee-jerk reactions on our part. Either we should pay more attention to what is coming out of our mouths or we should not be paying as much attention to what others may think of our thoughts and opinions. The former involves consciously making our brains and our mouths act at the same speed and taking a moment to listen when others speak before crafting a thoughtful response. The second revolves around self-confidence and self-assurance. Both mean that we should be thinking before speaking, before giving inaccurate and negative impressions of ourselves to others, and having confidence and assurance in our words and actions, speaking from a strong position of knowledge. With thought and a bit of basic research we might find ourselves in the position of disbelief or dismay. Unless we are trying to be humorous. Would you rather be embarrassed or applauded?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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