What really turns me off.....

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Tri-County

"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."                  

Leo Aikman

I cannot recall the number of times that I have walked into a classroom, meeting room, office or social gathering and found someone that I looked up to and admired speaking ill of another, who by the way, was nowhere in sight.  I have never been one to listen to or spread gossip.  I will either walk away from a group or express my concern that it is not a becoming quality to talk negatively about others. 

I tell my children also that if you would not repeat what you are planning to say in front of who you are planning to say it about....then maybe it's not something you should be saying at all.

Obviously, there are times that require a discussion of an individual's behavior or attitude, however, if it is that important, the person of interest should be involved.

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Rainmaker
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Li Read
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An excellent reminder that we owe a duty of care to those we work with, too, not just to our client base.   A good thing to remember, that tried and true advice:  if can't say it in front of the person, then don't say it at all.    It's an ethics thing, right?

January 28, 2009 11:25 AM
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Great words to live by! 

January 28, 2009 11:34 AM
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Roseann Annis
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Tina, thank you for reminding us to follow the Golden Rule. Spreading gossip and speaking ill of others are harmful habits which are dificult to break.  Integrity cannot be borrowed, bought, or bequeathed. It's something that we have to earn and maintain.

January 28, 2009 11:46 AM
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Tina, I am with you. I like the quote and I will memorize it. thank you.

January 28, 2009 11:50 AM
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Patricia Aulson
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It happens often, unfortunately......sad to say.  This quote is a good one, thank you.

 

Portsmouth NH Real Estate

January 28, 2009 11:51 AM
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Tina Allen

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