This article attempts to aide and guide your conversations so that they will always be productive and never one-sided. I am aware that this is an exceedingly difficult goal to maintain at all times, but I believe we should all try our hardest to be “perfect” for each other!
(I mean, technically nothing’s perfect but I try my hardest but that’s okay because life is a never-ending battle and I’m not tired yet at 7:43AM on a Wednesday)
In response to a WRONG assumption that the another person has made, do not say any variation of “you are wrong” or “I know better” in any language. Do not say it in English. Do not say it in Chinese. Do not say it in Sarcasm.
Instead, respond with a question phrased like the following:
“Are you sure?” (Gentle)
“You think so?” (Prodding)
“Why do you believe that?” (Slightly antagonistic)
“Why can’t you see it any other way?!” (Angry/Disappointed)
Then go from there. Take frequent breaks and DRINK LOTS OF WATER !!!
GOOD COMPLIMENTS ACKNOWLEDGE EFFORT
Some variation of, “I appreciate how much effort you put into looking good!” (General)
Some variation of, "I really appreciate that you are always so careful and methodical in your pursuit of all things good!"
GOOD INSULTS DELIVER TOUGH LOVE
You’re being kind of a huge dick right now
You’re being very self-absorbed right now
You’re not seeing the big picture
In bird language, this would be considered “a dick move”
“Does this LITERALLY need to be done YOUR way RIGHT NOW?”
BAD INSULTS TEAR YOU DOWN
You’re being such a try-hard
Why is it a bad thing to try hard?
Did you expect that it would be easy?
You’re such a wannabe
Why is it bad to WANT to be something more than what you currently are?
Why is it bad to WANT, in general? It’s not a zero sum game. We can rise up together.
DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING
My eyesight is very very bad. I’m really glad I have contact lenses now.
YEAH NO SHIT
IT’S ALMOST LIEK, I DUNNO
BLINDNESS IS BAD OR SOMETHING
WHOOP THERE IT IS
IT’S ALMOST LIKE TALL MEN GET MORE RESPECT
AND BEAUTIFUL WOMEN GET BETTER TREATMENT
AND IT’S ALMOST LIKE, I DON’T FUCKING KNOW
THE REST OF US WANTED SOME RESPECT AND BETTER TREATMENT
NO SHIT SHERLOCK
WELL, IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
“In bird language, please”
(Let’s get ready to partaaayyyyy)
Did you learn a lot about communication and the ways of the world? Okay, now go BE HONEST regarding your own feelings and lived experiences! JUST BE HONEST!!