A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
~ Thomas Carlyle
When was your last argument? Hopefully, you didn’t fight with the wrong person. At times, because of a man or woman’s position, he or she is off limits in this area. Being assertive is ‘okay’, but not to the point of name calling or yelling.
People you SHOULD NEVER argue with:
MOM. Unless you are a robot devoid of human emotion battling against this parent is a waste of energy. Besides the fact mom has inside information about you – the main reason why she’s so good at pushing your buttons – the factors related to a heated argument (accusations, cursing and screaming) only lead to guilt. In the end, you feel like a jerk and have to take extra steps to mend your relationship with her.
THE BOSS. Are you prepared to stall your career or get fired? Never argue with the boss unless you’re ready to leave and already have another job lined up. This individual can impact your future in a negative way by giving potential employers a poor recommendation or keeping you stuck at a low level in your current position. Learn how to confront your boss about an issue by reading How Do You Tell The Boss He’s Wrong.
YOUR CHILD. This one is easy. Adults should never bicker with minors or another adult 10+ years their junior. Why? Maturity wise – you’re on different levels. As a result, your views about sex, religion, marriage, child rearing and money are most likely on opposite ends of the spectrum.
CLIENTS. The customer may not always be right, put this entity does hold the purse strings. Part of doing business is ‘sucking up’ your true feelings in order to be professional. Keep in mind; the goal of any proprietor is to have repeat business, which won’t occur if people don’t like how they were treated. To blow off steam on a rough day, visit Notalwaysright.com. This site has humorous stories about crazy customers.
AN EX. Can’t get an ex-spouse or ex-lover out of your system? You are either holding a grudge or still infatuated with this person. Regardless, both arenas are dangerous. The former might land you in jail if a physical altercation breaks out and the latter usually lands you in bed with someone who’s no good for you.
In conclusion, the above are five people you should never argue with – it’s a waste of time. Vent your frustrations in a more productive way that boosts the quality of your life.