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THE TRUTH ABOUT GET*

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Get: v. to add a subset(s) to one’s permanent and/or temporary possessions voluntarily and/or involuntarily

Get food and drink voluntarily and you usually add something pleasant to your life. Get a headache, a disease, an injury, or emotional trauma involuntarily and the chances are great that you will be adding something unpleasant to your life. There are important exceptions to these two general rules but they are usually validated in many cases.

The most important exception is involuntarily getting disciplined with punishment from parents or a boss. This can be quite unpleasant but the long duration effect is usually a beneficial or pleasant one because humans should learn from their mistakes and not repeat them. Being educated with new knowledge and/or skills can also be involuntary to some extent but the long duration effects are usually pleasant ones although not intuitively obvious to the reluctant recipient of the new knowledge and/or skills.

You can also get something pleasant or unpleasant temporarily or permanently and hopefully the unpleasant ones are temporary and the most important pleasant ones rather permanent. Life is a continuous process of change so the reality is that most pleasant and unpleasant possessions are only temporary ones unless it is a permanent disease or injury. Severe emotional trauma can have lifelong unpleasant effects on your behavior but time frequently greatly reduces or even eliminates the severity of an emotional trauma.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GRATUITOUS*

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Gratuitous: adj. voluntarily giving and/or getting a subset(s) with no compensation requested and sometimes not desired and/or unjustified

Getting a gratuitous free sample, tip, or an unexpected gift may be a pleasant circumstance where you may actually need or want the thing. Sometimes the voluntary offering is gratuitous advice by a solicitor or gratuitous violence which is not desired and frequently unjustified.

Getting something for nothing should be viewed with some suspicion because usually there are ulterior motives associated with the free giving.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OFFER+

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Offer: n. a subset(s) which is shown for voluntary acceptance and/or rejection and/or communicated for voluntary acceptance and/or rejection

 

It is easy to confuse an offer with a request or a command because the human making the offer would frequently love to command you to take the offer or would like to bluntly request that you accept the offer.

The impulse to say “buy or do it” or “I would like you to buy or do it” is very strong and saying “would you like to buy or do it?” is something which doesn’t come naturally.

Control freaks prefer to command and request and seldom make offers which implies voluntary agreement from you.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT REFUSING+

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Refuse: v. to voluntarily and sometimes intensely oppose and not take and/or not obey a subset(s) which can be given

You can refuse almost anything which can be given. You can refuse a suggestion, an idea, a belief, an opinion, a gift, an invitation, a reward, an order, a command, a request, a contract, etc.

Refusing a personal gift is rare but you may have a food allergy or a fear of guns so refusing a food or a gun gift may be totally understandable and not hurt someone’s feelings. Certain requests are also hard to refuse but you should courageously say, no sorry I can’t or I don’t want to, if it is a time consuming request or one of a series of imposing requests which you feel are causing you personal hardship or annoyance. Invitations can and should be turned down graciously if you really don’t want to attend or can’t schedule it in your time frame.

Some humans are too eager to please others and saying no or refusing things is just not something which they are good at. The truth is that most humans should have more courage in life and say no more often because saying yes is frequently a great waste of your personal time and energy.

Offspring will sometimes challenge or refuse parental authority or demands and workers will often quit or refuse working for an overly demanding boss. It may take some time before someone refuses to obey oppressive demands but most of us have our limits and there comes a point in life when we have no alternative but to refuse.

 

Refusing a gift, food, or a material possession is obvious but not so obvious is refusing to accept a belief, opinion, or concept.  Refusing a gift can cause hurt feelings but so can accepting someone’s opinion, concept or belief. There is also refusing a request or question which a human may make and this also can lead to hurt feelings. There is also refusing to accept circumstances, good or mostly bad, and fervently trying to do something about a circumstance to change an unpleasant reality.

If you disagree with someone then their feelings might be hurt so you sometimes have to be diplomatic and say that there are exceptions or examples which conflict with your opinions, beliefs, or concepts. Sometimes you just simply have to say that we agree to disagree.

 

Refusing a demand or command by an authority figure is a sign of insubordination and unless you have a very good reason not to obey then you may be accused of insubordination which can sometimes have severe consequences.

Being refused by the opposite sex too many times may lead to an inferiority complex or being very timid with opposite sex relationships. Some accept social refusal rather readily and are not upset with it that much and there are some humans who can’t take no for an answer and can pester you until they become a real pain in the ass.

Stalking is symptomatic of humans with extreme determination who can’t take no for an answer or simply refuse to quit following someone around much beyond the point of necessity even with legal attempts to stop the stalking.

Refusing to accept permanent failure in life is sometimes an admirable characteristic and frequently with enough trial and error a human will triumph over adversity or a seemingly insoluble problem.

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