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Thursday, November 26, 2015

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: No is the answer +NEWS

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: No is the answer.

Being able to say "no" is quite a powerful feeling not to say
courageous. Of course, I do not mean the no dished out by angry children
to their parents, although sometimes it might be a life saver, nor the
"no" given by someone in authority just for the heck of it.

We are told (see reference below) that good managers should be able to
say no to opportunities they are presented with. Judicious management of
time is not only wise and effective but healthy as well, and the tool
for this is "no". No to useless meetings, no to inefficient policies, no
to unprofitable projects and so on.

In life, maybe the hardest no we can say and be recipients of is when
rejecting a love proposal. Saying no to amorous advancements is a
biological instinct at heart. Saying no to a meeting might be rational,
but no to advancement could very well imply survival as in avoiding a
partnership with someone who is violent.

Except here is the philosophical problem for us, whilst saying no might
be a survival instinct, saying yes might be an emotional trap. Does this
mean that emotions can actually be harmful for us?
Ref: Why saying no gets you ahead in Fortune at:

In the meantime I have some news from Gloria about her concert on Saturday:

Hola Lawrece, ,Mi grupo Schinny Black (Weird Rock) toca el próximo
sábado 28 de noviembre a las 22hrs en Alive Music Bar en el metro Sol,
al lado de San Ginés. Por si os apetece te dejo el cartel.,Gracias y un

Best Lawrence

tel: 606081813 <>
PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
Open Tertulia in English every
Thursdays at Triskel in c/San Vicente Ferrer 3.
Time: from 19:30 to 21h

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: No is the answer +NEWS


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