Everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion. It’s one of our inaleinable rights. These opinions are what make us as a whole. But what about those who don’t agree with your opinions? How do you explain and/or defend your own opinions and beliefs when they are challenged? I mean if you’re entitled to yours, then they are entitled to theirs.
How are your debating skills? Do you stick to the facts? Do you get offended easily? Do you disagree or simply argue? Do you look for common ground, or just want to be right? Can you refute another opinion without demeaning or degrading it?
The art of navigating through a debate is a learned and exhaustive skill that most of us do not do well. We spend too much time labeling a person instead of understanding a person. Instead of explaining and interpreting we become stand-offish and defensive.
To this day we allow the fear to control our actions. To control our reactions. The fear of the unknown. The fear of something different. The fear of something new. Those who are good at debating / negotiating / LISTENING have mastered the art of this fear. They have control of their emotions.
Sally Kohn: Let’s try emotional correctness | Video on TED.com.
I really would expect the Nursing profession to be the profession who consumes the most coffee. 13th?? Maybe it’s a biased opinion? I for one KNOW I drink an abusive amount of coffee. I actually am afraid to count and calculate just how much coffee I truly drink during one day.
My total ounces consumed can be skewed. It’s a vice of opportunity. I drink coffee when I open my eyes, I drink it on the commute to work and then I drink an insane amount while on the job.
Buuuuuuuut, I also can down a pot o’ coffee without blinking an eye when I’m at home and not at work.
I like the taste. I like the smell. Heck there isn’t much about coffee I don’t like! I think my coffee drinking has taken the place of my mindless eating in front of the television. Now I mindlessly drink cup after caffeinated-cup sitting in front of my Mac. Sometimes I’m productive, like writing blog posts, or researching material for future post. While other times I’m aimlessly hopscotching and web surfing the vast array of social media hot spots.
I know I’m addicted to it. I just can’t decide if I’m addicted to the ‘concept’ of my cup o’ joe, or am I truly addicted to the caffeine response? I can go without coffee and not get the run-down headachey feelin’, but I truly just want to taste the stuff.
Yep. I know. I’m sick.
So, any-hoo. Back to the infographic. I’m having a hard time grasping the concept and accepting the fact that there are nurses out there who don’t drink coffee. Period. Like none at all??!!!
I think my heart just stopped a lil’.
Excuse me while I go make another pot.
Which profession drinks the most coffee? – I Love Coffee.
And just like that, Movember is over. I started the month like a rocket being launched into outer space, but quickly faded to an eventual stall.
Somewhere along the line my heartfelt intentions lost out to my face’s discomfort. I had to look back, but the last time I posted a Mo pic of the day was November 14th, and the last blog post about Movember was on November 8th.
Yep. Major fail.
Apparently even as a 40 year old I have too much of a baby face (LOL). That first shave of my face hurt like no other. The following 7 days were grueling. My face was irritated, I broke out with weird pre-pubescent acne. Not to mention that after almost 2 weeks, you could barely tell I had a MOustache (Goat-tee in my case).
While I still supported the movement as much as possible, I just couldn’t pull off the moustache. Ahh well, I gave it a try.
Wholly carp. Really? It’s been over a week already? Time flies when you’re fighting the good fight.
I’m still waiting for my nod..
I’m told that my Mo looks more ‘real’ in person, my pictures really don’t tell a good tale.
Not a whole lot to report today. I think you can actually see my Mo a lil??
More obligatory media from the Mo Bros at Movember.com:
And… my mug again:
As a side note… posting a blog everyday about my Mo growth is going to get tough next week when I work a 7-day stretch.
Another day down. It’s a slow-growin Mo for me. Like I said, I’m pretty sure you won’t even notice the stubble or shadow til’ next week!
The good news is I’m noticing a couple more Mo Bros around my part of the world. Nothing but a good thing. I am however a tad bit jealous of these guys over in New Zealand:
New Zealand unites under the Movember flag – YouTube.
I got hungry after I watched that video.
Stubble is as stubble does.
Not much to report today, other than the velcro-effect my face has going on these days.
Here’s a word from the guys over at Movember:
I think I’ll actually shave today and carve out my goatee.
I’ve forgotten how slow my facial hair grows (LOL). I think it will be a week before there is any sort of semblance of a mustache or goatee on my face.
Is it weird to say you miss your facial hair? I miss my goatee.
One thing is for sure, the irritation is maddening at this point. I didn’t realize my skin was so sensitive?? (Do I sound like a teenager??)
Needless to say the initial shock-factor has passed, at least with most of the people that were prepared for my ‘shave’. I still haven’t been back to work as of yet, so it will be interesting to see how my co-workers react.
Day 3 in the books.
Yeah – no real changes in my #Mo.
I did it. I shaved. Having no facial hair has made for a very interesting day. A couple of my fellow CrossFitters from my box are joining in on the fun.
I plan on trying to get a picture with as many of them as possible as the month progresses.
I’m pretty excited to see how #movember plays out.
How should I grow out my ‘stache??
Movember United States – News – Look Who’s Back.
Mo partner Made Man has teamed up again with Nick Offerman to kick off Movember 2013 and get Mo Bros excited to grow. Nick Offerman, known for his epic Mo and role as Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, is back to teach us about “Great Moments in Moustache History.” Last year, Nick showed us how to grow a moustache and assured us that our Mo’s would get fuller throughout the month. Mo Bros can rely on Nick to provide more support with a second video in mid-Movember – stay tuned!
What better way to get the party started than with the MAN’S Man on the mustache.
Are you joining me?