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A recent post over at Smart Pretty and Awkward asked the question: Are you spam?
Spam is annoying, irrelevant and bothersome. It comes in our email boxes, but did you know it can come in other forms? Really, anything that is annoying, bothersome and irrelevant is spam.
Are you spam to someone? Do you add meaning or noise to somone else’s (or your own) life?
Here are five ways to get yourself out of spam-dom:
There is something really wonderful about talking to a person who is interested in what you have to say. If you can show yourself to be absorbed by what another is saying, you will be more interesting to them.
People with single interests are boring. Have you ever been cornered at a party by someone who wants to talk about their pistachio collection? Even if mainstream things are not your cup of tea, having a knowledge of pop culture can make for conversation starters.
It is really hard to feel good about being around someone who is either so self-absorbed they don’t care about others, or who are constantly bringing us down. Learn to be supportive of other’s dreams, needs and emotions. There is plenty in the universe to go around.
Be open to new ideas
Staying relevant in modern life means being open to new ideas. Being fixed in attitudes or opinions can leave you in a previous century.
Rigid people take a lot of energy to be around. Keep your flexibility and go with the flow.
Please add to this list. None of us wants to be spam!
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