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Discretion, and Why It Matters. | an article

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avatar tvesdayy
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
So- I was inspired by Domics (I watched his video about discretion the other day and thought like, hey, this needs to be shOWN TO THE WHOLE WORLD BECAUSE DISCRETION RULES BRO- I know that domics is popular ok but like not everyone watches his vids, like my friends,,) and I had been in situations where people would tell me useless things that are very unnecessary and not kind at all?? Well yeah, here's an article about it.

So, before I start off- Yeah, I may not have been as discreet as I am encouraging you guys to be- well, its up to you if you wanna listen to me or not but uh whatever if you don't want to be discreet, that's okay, because it's your life and I don't have any control over it whatsoever, but do know that it might make the world a better place, so you are missing out, man- but I am trying, guys. Now- Let me stop myself from wasting our time here, now shall we?



Well, lemme hit up my old friend Uncle Googs here-

We're talking about meaning number uno (which is one to those of you who don't know)

Why do I (tvesdayy), Think that Discretion is Important?

Well, discretion- as Uncle Googs has told you- it's the quality of speaking in such a way to avoid being offensive.

Discretion is really important- because then, you could be kind, AND worthwhile. I usually see people go around like "Hey, this drawing sucks and so do you." or "This character looks better than yours!" or anything of the kind. According to the Domics video, you should let your words go through a certain "test", you should let your words go through THREE doors: Is it true? Is it kind? And is it necessary?

I think discretion is important because with it there wouldn't really be much drama. As a child, I never really cared what I said and would just blurt out any useless crap (is this allowed for me to say? sorry if it isnt) that I could say to just "get a conversation going/started", and of course, I was a huge JERK. I used to go around like "HEY! This guy snorts when he laughs aha!" and all that just to get a conversation started. And of course- People hated me because I was such the jerk.

I realized how annoying and mean I was and well, I decided I should be writing this. And, well, you can't really kill off that little devil in yourself- you can only keep it contained— ah, I'm getting off topic. But you get the idea- I was a jerk, and I've at least TRIED to keep it in. And, I think discretion is important because you wouldn't have been like me- A huge jerk who had nO IDEA what was necessary, what was nice, or what was true.

Discretion can make your time, and the person receiving whatever the heck you want to say to them all worthwhile, and you could actually make that person feel a little bit better! Saying something like constructive criticism or like a "hey, I think your art/skin is really wonderful! Keep up the good work!" would sound nice. But at the same time, you should also bare in mind that it also has to be true, as in, you can't just like, say the opposite of what your mind says, like imagine that you saw this drawing and you're like "god this is horrible" in your mind and you lie to yourself and the artist that you "like" it. Like, dude, don't lie. Please. Dishonesty is like the worst thing ever. BUT, if you don't like something, don't say anything if you don't have anything useful to say??

Like, you could like say something that sounds okay and nice instead of like "Hey, this sucks", say something like "Hmm, this looks okay, but *insert really constructive criticism that still seems polite in its own way*" unless the person is not going to accept any constructive criticism- because if you give constructive criticism to someone who doesn't want it, well.. it might end some.. friendships- um uhhh, I mean it might anger the person who you gave the criticism to. So yeah, don't do that!

Also, discretion is important because people would be less demotivated to do whatever they are passionate in doing because of it-

well, i'm kinda tired of squeezing my mind for reasons sooooo

yeah, i guess i'm leaving it here-

So, I hope you guys liked my blog- you don't have to listen to my rambling so uh

bye now

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  • Spatizimer
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 6, 2017, 4:42 pm
Nice blog you have there, this is perfect for many people.

However, there are a lot of spelling and grammer mistakes, maybe fix that :P
  • tvesdayy
  • Level 27
  • Expert Narwhal
  • December 6, 2017, 7:04 pm
Ah, thank you!
Oh, and there is? I really didn't look over it, so sorry for that! I'll fix them when I have the time :)
  • CPUser_
  • Level 29
  • Expert Explorer
  • December 4, 2017, 5:52 am
I think the "Three doors step" are something from Socrates.

I like not spreading much details of a situation when I explain something because I think it can disturb the attention of the people you talk with, one more reason to use discretion.
  • tvesdayy
  • Level 27
  • Expert Narwhal
  • December 4, 2017, 3:52 pm
Ah yeah, I think the "three doors step" is from Socrates, I might've missed it on Domics's video- oops

Ah, yes, that's also important, I guess. Because too much detail can be boring, I suppose. :)

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