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Why Most Opinions Don’t Matter

January 12, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

I heard a story recently, from a man who was asked by his teen-aged daughter what she should do about a boy who liked her. Suddenly, out of the blue, the boy had told her he thought she was cute. “What should I do,” she asked her dad. “Should I like him too?” “That depends,” he answered. “Do you respect his opinion?” “What do you mean?” she asked. “Well, if he told you that you were ugly, would you think you are ugly?” “No way. I’d ignore him for being a jerk,” she said. “So, you’d ignore his bad opinion of you but, you want to accept his flattering opinion of you, is that it?” her dad asked. “Well, yeah! […]

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