If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you’ll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don’t waste your time on a scoffer; all you’ll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life, that’s different—they’ll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise—they’ll be wiser for it; tell good people what you know—they’ll profit from it. Proverbs 9:7-10 (TM)
This is an interesting verse to read during a week in which I’m doing a lot of call coaching for a client. I have coached "arrogant cynics" and have been figuratively slapped by their attitude. I’ve confronted bad behavior and scoffers have "kicked" me for it. But the vast majority of those I’ve coached care about their jobs, their customers, and life. They will take what I’ve shared and use it to profitable ends. At the end of the day, those are the people who make it all worthwhile.
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