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Chuz-Life
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1/3/2013 11:02:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
"A person's actions speaks louder than their words"

True or false?
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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Chuz-Life
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1/3/2013 11:04:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/3/2013 11:02:24 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
"A person's actions speaks louder than their words"

True or false?

Should have been 'speak' instead of 'speaks' but the question remains...
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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tulle
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1/3/2013 11:40:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Interesting question! I wish I was on a laptop so I could get into more depth, but I will say true.

People perceive body language over words. There was a study done, I wish I could link it, where women reacted more favourably when men said something negative while smiling. Words themselves lose meaning when your actions contradict them. If I claim to love you and I treat you like garbage, you're going to question what love is.
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Chuz-Life
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1/3/2013 11:45:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/3/2013 11:40:34 PM, tulle wrote:
Interesting question! I wish I was on a laptop so I could get into more depth, but I will say true.

People perceive body language over words. There was a study done, I wish I could link it, where women reacted more favourably when men said something negative while smiling. Words themselves lose meaning when your actions contradict them. If I claim to love you and I treat you like garbage, you're going to question what love is.

I tend to agree (that actions do speak louder than words) but I would like to see some strong arguments to the contrary.
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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RationalMadman
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1/3/2013 11:48:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Actions, unless a loud 'clang' or a clap speak quieter than words. How one perceives the volume is purely subjective and down to emotional ranking.

Seriously, if I slap you and then whisper "I love you" the slap spoke louder.

If I tap you on your shoulder and then shout your name I spoke louder.
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1/3/2013 11:48:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
This is pretty much fact. As I recall, body language plays a more significant factor than one's words in terms of what messages are conveyed to the listener.
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Chuz-Life
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1/3/2013 11:57:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Good stuff.
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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Chuz-Life
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1/4/2013 1:25:27 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/3/2013 11:48:27 PM, RationalMadman wrote:
Actions, unless a loud 'clang' or a clap speak quieter than words. How one perceives the volume is purely subjective and down to emotional ranking.

Seriously, if I slap you and then whisper "I love you" the slap spoke louder.

If I tap you on your shoulder and then shout your name I spoke louder.

What about written words?
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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Wnope
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1/4/2013 1:50:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/3/2013 11:02:24 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
"A person's actions speaks louder than their words"

True or false?

True when the actions can result in some form of social or physical punishment.

Waving your hand to greet someone is no "louder" than saying hello.

However, being willing to run over hot coals to save the girl is louder than just saying "I love you."
Chuz-Life
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1/4/2013 1:23:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/4/2013 2:40:24 AM, tulle wrote:
I think if what you say is incongruent with how you act, the action speaks louder.

Oooooh I like this^
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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