Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverbs 25:24

Rodney Dangerfield’s “shtick” was that he “never got any respect,” and he made a great living doing it.

Respect is earned. Kindness is best when it is done and said.

Substitute “wife” in this verse with anyone else you want, and the meaning is still clear: nobody likes to be around quarrelsome people for long. You know the types: people who love arguments, people who love getting into a shouting match, people who puff themselves up (and in the process disrespect someone else) just to win an argument.

So, there are ways to get your point across without disrespecting the other. Belittling someone (in front of others or otherwise) will not endear you to that person. I think it’s something we have to learn often (despite our best attempts at learning it “once and for all”).


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