Better Social Skills- Better Society

8 Jun

I use to believe that the root of all world issues arise from corrupt governments and weak infrastructures.  Although part of this is true, the assumption lacks predication and is too vague.  Conflict resolution is a daily excersize for each one of us. It does not take a well learned individual in politics or history to understand the notion of conflict resolution (in a personal & worldly sense).  The answer to major world issues can be found within each one of us.
It’s amazing how much we can learn just by listening, understanding, and reacting appropriately based on the constructiveness.    Here are some helpful elements that help create a better “self”, life, and society.

1. Listen

“Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.”
Epictetus

“The less you speak, the more you will hear.”
Alexander Solshenitsen

2. Actually be interested in other people.

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Awareness is developed when you seek understanding through another perspective.”

4. Less Can Be More.

“The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.”
Sir Francis Bacon

“The more you say, the less people remember.”

5. Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behaviour, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend most of your working hours.”
Beatrice Vincent

6. Keep a positive attitude.

“I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life’s endeavors. Your attitude – your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people – determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.”
Carolyn Warner

“Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.”
Frederick Langbridge

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”
Albert Schweitzer

6. Communicate with more than your words.

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Carl W. Buechner

“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“The words you use are just a small part of communication. How you use your tone of voice and your body language is over 90 percent of what you are communicating.”

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