Have any of you read the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People? I may be dating myself because this book was written over 20 years ago. The title of this post brought it back to my mind for whatever reason. I am not feeling well and am so thankful for the abundance of great posts today. I am so foggy headed that I don’t think I could write a good post if I had to. So….any additional things you can add on “How to lose all your friends”?
By Candy Martin
1) Firstly get an illness/disease that no one has ever heard of. As everyone knows everything about every disease that exists, what you have can’t possibly be true or real as they have never heard of it.
2) Try to explain your illness to your friends. They still won’t believe you because they still haven’t heard of it, and frankly your explanation bores them.
3) Try to give a clearer explanation, because YOU REALLY WANT THEIR UNDERSTANDING. Now you will be accused of complaining or of being negative because you have talked about your illness for more than 1 minute.
4) Try to explain why their suggestions to get well aren’t feasible. Now you’re just being difficult and are not worth “helping” any more. Despite knowing nothing about your illness they “know’’ that exercise will help, getting out more…
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