STAY CLEAR OF LANDMINES

Happy Radars – Are you a good judge of other people’s happiness? Tell us about a time you were spot on despite external hints to the contrary (or, alternatively, about a time you were dead wrong).


This is one of Those Prompts which I could answer it in one word. Or I could write book. I’m inclined to be one-word-ish on this. I think I’m an excellent judge of what is really going on if:

  1. I know the people intimately
  2. Spend more than a few minutes with them
  3. I have my radar turned on.

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I’m not a particularly astute judge of strangers unless I have some urgent reason to be. Moreover, I prefer to avoid intruding on friends’ personal business unless I feel I’ve been invited in. Even then, I tread softly. Other people’s private lives are a minefield. You can get blown to pieces if you don’t watch out.

So mostly, I don’t intrude. Most especially, I don’t judge and I don’t take sides.

Taking sides is how you lose friends and body parts.



Categories: Friendship, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Romance

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14 replies

  1. Thanks for sharing. Great article!

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  2. Man oh man, does that ever speak to me, Mrs. A. Yes, don’t judge, don’t take sides. Even when requested to do so. Otherwise yer nose gets sooner or later snipped off and you don’t have the ability to stop and smell the roses.

    Wish more folks lived with that philosophy. 🙂

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  3. Sounds perfect.
    A great way to think and be.

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  4. Wise woman speaks! Great response to the prompt. 🙂

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  5. Wise words from a golden oldie – I agree. (I only want to kill on full moon nights)

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