Words of Wisdom

You know that little thing inside your head that keeps you from saying things you shouldn’t? Yeah, I don’t have one of those.

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

So when is this, ‘Old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in?

Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered, ‘Who ties your shoelaces for you?’

I prefer not to think before speaking. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.

There are times when my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut.

Be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the “M” is silent!

Hat tip: Captain Ray

Image Credit: Upcounsel Blog

  48 comments for “Words of Wisdom

  1. January 23, 2016 at 1:48 am

    This is a terrific piece of advice! I am sort of the same way. I end up getting myself into more trouble than anything else.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! <3

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I can get both feet in my mouth and still be heard loud and clear. πŸ™‚

  2. January 23, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth too. It is hard to stop and thing before blurting things out. That is great advise. Sandee, you and Zane have a fantastic day.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      The older we get the more we blurt. Bless our hearts. πŸ™‚

  3. January 23, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I do have the little voice inside my head that says "NO!" when my pet rock is saying "don't admit you hear voices or they'll lock you UP!". So I ignore the little voice and constantly am laughed at by a pet rock…

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Seymour is pretty cruel at times isn't he. I like that about him. πŸ™‚

  4. January 23, 2016 at 4:50 am

    lol! Good ones. The one that especially resonates for me today is "I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand."

    Have a great weekend, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      I like that one too.

      You have a great weekend as well. πŸ™‚

  5. January 23, 2016 at 4:59 am

    That's a whole bunch of good stuff right there!

    Big hugs from cold and snowy Mayberry, honey…

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      I love being snarky. It's a good thing. πŸ™‚

  6. January 23, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Sometimes that filter does not do it's job; the older I get, the less I care.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      That's two of us Joe. πŸ™‚

  7. January 23, 2016 at 5:40 am

    My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work. That's the one that I love the most.

    Have a wonderful Saturday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      I am partial to that one too Paul. Hope all is well in your world. πŸ™‚

  8. January 23, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I think that most politicians wear slip-ons so that they don't have to admit that they can't tie their own shoelaces.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      You're probably right about this. πŸ™‚

  9. January 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Hi Sandee, there were times when I just kept silent and I ended up having people coming up to me to ask whether I am feeling okay or not. Lol!

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      I need to work on the keeping quiet part a bit more. A lot more. πŸ™‚

  10. January 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Thanks. Wisdom cab be a scarce commodity. There have been times in my life when a filter would've been advantageous so I live and learn.

    • January 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

      cab? Keyboarding is also a scarce commodity πŸ˜‰

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      I can so relate. My mouth has gotten me in lots of trouble. πŸ™‚

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      I knew what you meant. πŸ™‚

  11. January 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I don't know why I'm responding to this. I'm missing a golden opportunity to remain silent.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      I hear you and I would have responded too. πŸ™‚

  12. January 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I am the opposite. I tend to keep too quiet for too long and then when I do reach a limit and speak out, I'm viewed as being a big fat jerk. πŸ˜‰ I'm 45 now, so it's probably not going to change.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      It's probably going to get worse as you age. It sure has for me. πŸ™‚

  13. January 23, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I absolutely love this one: "Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered, 'Who ties your shoelaces for you?'" LOL

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      I've thought this more than once about some folks. πŸ™‚

  14. January 23, 2016 at 9:01 am

    "There are times when my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut." Me too, me too. And sometimes that is something to be pretty proud of.

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I pull this off now and then, but not often enough. πŸ™‚

  15. January 23, 2016 at 9:05 am

    These are so true for me LOL loved
    My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

    But this is my favourite and very good advice
    Be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the "M" is silent!

    Have an advicetastic day Sandee :-f

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      I really loved both of them, but the masses one is a favorite. πŸ™‚

  16. January 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Woooff we can keep silent either :-O

    • January 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      And you shouldn't keep quiet either. πŸ™‚

  17. January 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I think the last one is my fave!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

    • January 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      That is a good one indeed. Tomorrow there are more and they are good too. πŸ™‚

  18. January 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    While i've never wondered who ties their laces, i have wondered how they found their way out of the bed that morning.

    • January 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Well there is that too. πŸ™‚

  19. January 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Hahaha. Love that about the masses. I was raised in the South, where we learn to be kind to idiots' faces, then talk about them behind their backs, usually prefaced with the term, "Bless her heart…"

    • January 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      I loved the masses too and my family was from the south so we all knew what bless his/her heart meant. πŸ™‚

  20. January 23, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Super especially the last one.
    Have a great weekend!

    • January 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      I love the last one very much. I know so many of them too. πŸ™‚

  21. January 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    "I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand."

    This is my favorite. Miscommunication happens so easily. If I worried about what others understood, I've never open my mouth. πŸ˜‰

    • January 25, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      It's one of the toughest things to do indeed. I so remember doing TQM while I was working and that was one of the biggest pitfalls. πŸ™‚

  22. January 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Sometimes it would be good to be able to take back what you've said.

    • January 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Yes it would Binky. Too bad all we can do is say we're sorry. πŸ™‚

  23. January 26, 2016 at 3:22 am

    LOL – the masses and the asses πŸ™‚

    • January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Sometimes the m is silent. πŸ™‚

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