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How should I respond to a stupid friend? #6935670
07/19/20 09:36 PM
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Not stupid but mis guided

Last edited by Mason Mayer; 07/19/20 09:36 PM.
Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935673
07/19/20 09:38 PM
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The person on the left has no idea of what's going on. All that was said was exactly what the media says.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935674
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I know I dont want to waste my time arguing but I also dont him to keep being a tool.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935676
07/19/20 09:40 PM
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Don't talk to him about politics. Leave that for trapperman. Lol

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Sprung & Rusty] #6935677
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Yeah lol this is kind of a catch 22 if I tell him stuff it could weaken our friendship but if I dont hes still very misguided...

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935685
07/19/20 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mason Mayer
Yeah lol this is kind of a catch 22 if I tell him stuff it could weaken our friendship but if I dont hes still very misguided...

Don't bring me into this lol.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Catch22] #6935693
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Lol

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935712
07/19/20 10:13 PM
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If he's your friend, you owe it to him to straighten him out. If he takes it personal, he ain't your friend.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935774
07/19/20 11:28 PM
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Allow your friend to have his own opinion. Just because his views differ from yours does not mean he's stupid.

Moosetrot

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935781
07/19/20 11:35 PM
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Allow your friend to have his own opinion. Just because his views differ from yours does not mean he's stupid.

Maybe

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935788
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I did say not stupid but misguided on my post

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935791
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I guess I must have misunderstood the Title of your post.

Moosetrot

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935792
07/19/20 11:48 PM
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Well they told you how they feel about the situation, you should respond without being argumentative. There is actually a very effective method to respond in situations like this. You respond with actual facts you can quote from reputable sources. Dale Carnegie calls it disagreeing agreeably, or something like that. Very effective when you can quote facts and the other person is responding based on their emotions.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935793
07/19/20 11:50 PM
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Tact & fact .


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Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935875
07/20/20 06:42 AM
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Dont be stupid.



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Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935943
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Tell him to wait for someone in his home to take a good stinky dump in the bathroom. They can spray air freshener if they want. Put on his mask and see if he can smell it. He may figure out on his own how effective his mask really is.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: tomahawker] #6935956
07/20/20 08:32 AM
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I would say "now Finster, listen up....."

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935967
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Is he stupid or does he have a different opinion than you do? How do you know you're right and he's wrong? We all get our information from other people. Parents, friends, TMan, any of the thousands of news or not news or TV talking heads, radio, etc. Have you vetted all the information you're getting on the virus, or any other topic, down to the original source?

Time is the revelator. You might both be wrong. He might be misguided. You might be dead wrong and learn that later. You might be more right than you know.

It's fine to disagree, if he's being respectful, he's not being stupid, he just doesn't agree with you. It's a two way street.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935996
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Feel free to engage in lively debate with friends, but understand that you likely won't change minds, and people are more important than politics.

Re: How should I respond to a stupid friend? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6935997
07/20/20 08:58 AM
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Well, if you are going to use facts, you are going to have to have some.

John Hopkins Corona data

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