Four Words That Can Make You Suspicious of Yourself When You Say Them

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May 17, 2011 | 71,134 views

Anarticle on Raptitude lists four words that might raise a red flagwhen you catch yourself saying them. While they are not "bad"words, they do lend themselves to a certain kind of self-deception.

"Wish"

Doyou use the word "wish" when you've decided you don't likesomething the way it is, but you're not actually doing anythingabout it? Wishing may give you a little relief from a reality youdon't want to deal with, but it sure doesn't move things along.

"Try"

Whenyou insert the word "try" into a sentence, does that mean you'renot actually willing to take on the responsibility of promising to dosomething? It's the ultimate catch-all qualifier for anyone lookingto commit absolutely nothing to a particular effort.

"Should"

Likewish, should can be used as a way of placing responsibility for yourquality of life on other people, or on the universe at large. Most"shoulds" are really just desperate pleas for your moment to beless troublesome to you.

"Deserve"

Evenamong reasonable people, deserve gets out of hand quickly. Deserve isreally just a more specific type of should -- one which refers towhat fates people ought to experience. Remember that most violence isrationalized with "deserve."

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