Do you have to filter for people or do people have to filter for you?
As you may know, I think that life is funny. Sometimes it's laugh out loud funny. Sometimes it's shake your head funny. Sometimes there's a lesson. Sometimes it's just funny.
Romney's 47%? Come on, I shook my head thinking "That's gonna leave a mark."
Obama saying that he had been in 57 states during the campaign? Come on, your brain never fell asleep?
Does whether you are a Republican or a Democrat influence which of them is funnier? Do your friends have to filter their jokes for you?
Can you laugh at jokes about travelling salesmen, blondes, engineers, fat people, or short people or do people have to filter their jokes because you're easily offended?
How about religious jokes? Remember my Jewish Elbow post from a couple of weeks ago? My mother is Italian and my wife is Lithuanian and neither of them would show up empty-handed.
So, again, do I have to filter for you? Do you have friends that you can't send jokes about Democrats to because they can't see the funny because they consider it a shot against Democrats.
Does that carry over to real life?
If you talk too much on sales calls, can I tell you or do I need a filter?
If you don't ask questions, can I tell you or do I need a filter?
If you are worried about nothing, can I tell you or do I need a filter?
If you have a self-limiting belief, can I tell you or do I need a filter?
If you have bad breath, can I tell you or do I need a filter?
If I talk too much, have bad breath or do anything else that's affecting me negatively, can you tell me?
Do you want those kind of clients?
Do you want those kind of advisers?