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Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil.

— Claude Adrien Helvétius (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

The more fiercely someone gets in another’s face, either through words or actions, the less apt the recipient is to listen to them or their message. That is human nature. Have a basic respect for others, whether you are face to face, communicating from 3,000 miles away via social media, or simply evaluating a situation. Make a habit of this advice, and the respect will be reciprocated—at least more often than not. You will also enjoy the added benefit of living a happier life. 

—Mike Hazell

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Words are the voice of the heart.

—Confucius (Public Domain)

We generally don’t realize it, but our words form a clear pattern for others to see. We have all been around individuals who believe they are good, warm-hearted, sympathetic people, yet the pattern of words they utter belie that self-image. It is easy to fall into this trap, especially if we are constantly exposed to negative, hate-filled, smarmy language via the television, radio, and print. As these individuals pat themselves on the back for their cleverness, the clear-minded person sees them for the small, lost souls they have become.

So take stock of what you say—your words reflect to others who you really are.

—Mike Hazell

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