Quarrel not at all, or why one shouldn’t engage in online mudslinging

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“Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.”

— Abraham Lincoln

Author: Caterina Fake

Literature, Art, Poetry, Homeschooling Mother. Founder & CEO, Findery. Co-founder, Flickr & Hunch.

5 thoughts on “Quarrel not at all, or why one shouldn’t engage in online mudslinging”

  1. I’m so sorry to disagree so much with you today.
    First, this man was not the hero you Americans had been brainwashed to believe:

    About the dog, not true, dogs will bite you for giving your path, because they will bite you when they feel that you are insecure. I had a lot of dogs in my life, love them and had contact with thousands over my lifetime, never a dog had bitten me, today alone I touched 6 big dogs, two of them 70kilos monsters. Pit bulls, bull dogs…it does not matter.

    Just watch “dog whisperer” and you will discover that they even bite each other when they feel insecurity.

    Dogs come from wolves, and when a wolf(or a dog) feel weakness , like a rabbit or a cow(yes wolves could kill them) running for his life, their instinct reaction is going after it, because they are predators and eat meat.(and your insecurity tells them you are easy meat)

    Facing a dog with calm and confidence(telling him with your body language that you are more predator than him) is the best way a dog is going to respect you and not touch you at all. He could do a lot of noise but then will look for an excuse for going away.


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