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New Year's Resolution...

Last year, I resolved to not badmouth people, even people who aren't my friends.

Did I stick with it? Not so well--I think maybe I dropped my badmouthing and complaining by about 50%, it was harder with the people I have a grudge toward. But even dealing with them was a little easier, since I wasn't reiterating their negative qualities in various creative ways all the time.

New year's resolution THIS year--stick to it. I've improved, maybe I can improve some more.

I'm just going to fail any attempt to diet, I know that much, let's work on what we can work on :)


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Dec. 30th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Does that include me? ^^
Dec. 30th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
You fall under the category of "drastically reduced, not 100% yet," sir. :) But you still help my overall averages, so it's basically good!
Dec. 31st, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Cool! I dislike the habit of criticizing people behind their back, particularly when there's no intent to tell the object of criticism. It's one of the reasons I prefer conversing in small groups: badmouthing seems to become more likely the more people there are around.
Dec. 31st, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
I'm aware that it's a habit that I can get pretty far into, it's kind of fun...I think I wouldn't mind the habit so much, except that it's a lot easier to think positively about people if you just don't say the negative stuff, and I really want to BE more positive.
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Although, as I tell Whines, I don't mind thoughtful criticism. It's criticism motivated by self-aggrandizement, malice or even just the impulse to gossip that gets on my nerves.
Dec. 31st, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds sort of like a "diet of the mind" (phrase stolen from the movie A Beautiful Mind).
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