[Mageia-discuss] Cultural difference: "Let your yes be yes" <---> "It is rude to say no"

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Fri Jul 13 12:44:25 CEST 2012

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On 13/07/12 04:14, Johnny A. Solbu wrote:
> On Friday 13 July 2012 04:47, andre999 wrote:
>> Don't forget that often people will say yes because they would
>> like to do something, without seriously considering the various
>> demands on their time.  They think it is a good idea, and they
>> want to contribute.  (I tend to be somewhat like that.)
> That is completely different from what sparked this discussion.
> There is a big difference in accepting a job with the intent to do
> it, and later on finding that you can't do it, and accepting it
> just because one have problems saying "No", with no intent of doing
> it. It is the latter I have talked about.
The way you are raised is a very powerful influence.  I empathised
entirely with Marja's explanation of how it all went wrong for her.  I
too was brought up with an over-developed sense of duty and believing
that I should not say "No".  I'm 72, and still find it difficult to do.

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