Finding fault in others tells people more about you

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“People without good sense find fault with their neighbors, but those with keep quiet.”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?: Have you ever been around someone who talks about other people non-stop? How about someone who finds something wrong with everyone they meet? Chances are, this is a person who lacks . A doesn’t find fault or , but tries to understand other people. If someone does something that you don’t like or understand, there is probably a reason they do it. They aren’t just “weird” or “crazy.” If you try to understand someone’s , you will get to know them better, and you might even like them. If you just write everything that is different off as weird, you’re headed for a life of loneliness.

This also applies to arguments. A person who argues about everything and doesn’t know how to pick their battles, isn’t going to have a lot of friends. If you are , or as this says, “understanding,” you’ll find yourself keeping quiet if something one of your friends does bothers you but isn’t that big of a deal. If you disagree with someone, it’s always better to try to understand someone before you take them on.

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM: The Book of , chapter 11, verse 12.

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“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” -Often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” -Maurice Switzer

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