The first word a young child learns besides Mummy and Daddy is NO ! And they love to use it. At that time "No" is a word to try out how far they can go with adults, but for adults saying NO is another story.
During my life I have learned that it is far easier to say yes than NO. A NO always creates discussions, fights or misunderstandings. Some people prefer to say yes to everything and yet don't do what they are asked for while others dare to say NO and then have problems.
I instinctively mostly say NO, then think it over and can always change my mind to Yes. The other way around wouldn't be appreciated at all ! Some people even need help by a psy in order to learn to say No !
This simple word can determine your whole way of life.
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