The whole thing got ridiculously funny! No vote, no confusion any more.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Iran's presidential election is getting close. You can see a lot of hot discussions are going on in Persian blogs and websites as well as on Facebook between my Iranian fellows and friends. Some are strongly arguing in favor of going to the polls and vote, and the others boycotting the election, staying put firmly on their position stating that they are not going to make the same mistake they made 4 years ago. Sometimes you can see the conflict turning to a sort of harsh argument, both trying to convince, or prove the other side wrong. To me, the whole decision making looks quite tough, the picture I can see of what is, and has been going on is filled with contradictions. I think there is a point in the logical argument each side is trying to make. So far, I see myself shifting gradually towards the presidency ballot, but there is a great deal of uncertainty in every little move I make...
Posted by Behdokht at 14:04
Monday, 6 May 2013
You are aware that you have the right to disagree with someone over something, you should know how to do it without being aggressive, and there is a chance that the fear of looking aggressive would make you so over-careful that you end up not speaking your mind properly.
The fact that you suppress your opinion is not right, and in fact can be mentally harmful. It can damage the potential constructive relationship that you could have with the person you have not shared your real/different opinion with.
But, the questions are :
how you can disagree without looking like a difficult person,
and how to speak your mind without looking like a diffident one?
And now in my 30s, I came to realize how important it is to find practical answers to these questions.
Posted by Behdokht at 19:58