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All Sorrow is Sorrow, All Hardship is Hardship!

Many people have this thing that when you tell them about your hardship or what is meant to be a sad happening, they tell you about theirs or someone else's sad story in turn. And some times, it's difficult to tell whether they are being empathetic with you or trying to make hardship seem like child's play.
Mark Twain said that, "Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws or proportion, a child's loss of a doll and a King's loss of a crown are events of the same size." ~ Which was the Dream?
So next time someone tells you about an unfortunate event that happened to them, first of all, Listen. Don't be quick to dismiss their claims, console them. By all means, don't laugh unless you know them well enough to know it's laughable. Give them some time to dwell on it. If you think it's time to move on, then share your story. The goal is not to depress or belittle anyone, you share in another to encourage and give another p…

17 Beautiful Quotes on Being Tactful

Wisdom is profitable to direct - says the Bible. Being tactful is displaying wisdom in action and in speech.  The oxford dictionary defines tact as skill or sensitivity in dealing with others or difficult issues. Tact is a desirable quality as long as you must live and coexist with others.

Maturity is about becoming a better version of yourself and being tactful is a plus for you and those around you.
Here are some of my favourite quotations about tact;

1. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy ~ Isaac Newton

2. It is tact that is golden, not silence ~ Samuel Butler

3. Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. ~ William Gilmore Simms

4. Never start a sentence with the words, 'No Offense' ~ Gretchen Rubin

5. Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes ~ Harry Truman

6. Tact is an ability to live in the midst of ugliness without getting ugly. ~ Debasish Mridha

7. The s…