Thursday, June 26, 2014

To Explain Or NOT To Explain

A   L   O   H   A !

"Never complain

and never explain." 


“Don't waste your time 

with explanations:

 people only hear

 what they want 

to hear.” 

            Paulo Coelho

“When you complain, 

you explain pain 

for no gain.


and balance yourself 

through the pain, 

be hopeful 

and persist 

to the end.” 

                  Israelmore Ayivor

“Don't bother explaining-

-I've heard all the excuses 

and the trouble is

most of them 

are true.” 

            John Brunner

“Only peons made 

excuses for themselves

 she taught me. 

Never apologize, 

never explain.” 

                  Janet Fitch, 
                                           White Oleander

[ : ]

If this explanation
is in response
to an outright 

- or 
false assumption
about character
or motives -

Then I'd say
"Don't explain." 

Those demanding it
have already made up
their "mind."

It is not your job
to change it.

I believe devoutly
in the Eloquence
of Silence.

Always do right
as you see it

"I never bother
 about that. 
Those who matter 
don't mind, 
and those who 
don't matter." 
                         Bernard Baruch

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" 

David Farragut 

Thanks for Sharing my 
Rant - O - The - Day!

                             Warmly, cloudia


PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore your rant o the day Cloudia :) I've been doing a wee bit of that myself these last few days.. but I won't explain :) No seriously I agree, there's no use in trying to explain, people really have already made up their minds and it's a waste of energy oui. Your first portrait shot is wonderful mon amie.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The guy in the first picture signs it well, "Hang loose!"

Have a wonderful day. Thanks for the incredible pictures!

Brian Miller said...

we certainly waste a lot of breathe trying to convince others of things they have already made up their mind about....water off a ducks back...

aloha from va

PhilipH said...

Cloudia, another lovely posting.

Now, please EXPLAIN how you get these lovely pictures AND the quotes... ;-}

Love Phil

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I take pictures, therefore I am.

Mary Hone said...

Great advice, and ranting. LOL Love the photo of the leaves.

Teresa said...

Excellent advice... Thanks for ranting!

Charles Gramlich said...

One of my problems is that I try to explain things. I have reasons for why I think as I do and I want others to listen. But these quotes are largely accurate. People don't really listen.

TexWisGirl said...

hard not to defend oneself.

21 Wits said...

Aloha this morning! You sure are right about folks that believe their way with closed ears and mind. Very sad for them. These words are a song for me today, "I believe devoutly
in the Eloquence
of Silence" Yes, I do too.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, my jolly Friends ♥

Akelamalu said...

Wise words my friend. I see you have had a visit from the same spammer as I.

Nadezda said...

"... people only hear

what they want

to hear.”
very wise, Cloudia!

Elephant's Child said...

Love it. Easier said than done though. I have wasted rather a lot of time trying to explain/justify myself.

William Kendall said...

That spammer also hit Revrunner, I think...

Every once in awhile we need a bit of a rant.

And I like that Farragut quote.

Merlesworld said...

You are right often silence is the way to go.

Cloudia said...

Gosh yes! Got to get rid of that spam!

My friends DO NOT wade through nonsense (except out own! :-)