The First US Presidential Debate, 2016

Hey, all.
I’m so sorry I went off the surface of the internet for a while. Life has taken its toll on me and well, what can I say? I’m sorry!!

So I was trying out a number of new things on the blog (widgets, display, etc). This also contributed to my  long silence. In the end, I decided it was just best to leave the blog the way it was. :)- for now!

Without wasting any more time, the few lessons I learned from the presidential debate on Monday, the 26th.

1) You need to know and understand your audience and address them accordingly. In my opinion, Trump probably forgot this was a presidential debate and not a family dinner. 🙂

2) It is Very Very Rude and distasteful to Interrupt people when they are talking, click here for proof.

3) To fight a good battle you need to know who/what you are fighting against- Watching the debate, I gathered that both candidates had information (dirt)  about each other. Your opponent does not necessarily have to be someone, it could be an activity that is deleterious, could be laziness. Knowing and understanding your opponent gives you a better idea of who/what you are dealing with.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”- Sun Tzu

4) Be careful what you say/do, “Big brother is watching you” (1984)- I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump wishes he took back some of the things he said in the past because some of them were simply unnecessary. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong in sharing your opinion. However, it is sometimes best to stay quiet if you don’t have anything nice to say. And if you happen to have said or done things in the past that contradict your current beliefs, apologize and move on. 

5) Always stay Gracious (especially on TV)- I liked how Hillary maintained a cool demeanor regardless of the accusations, interruptions, ‘Trump faces’  and everything else. (That is something I am definitely going to keep in mind.)

All in all, the US presidential debate was fun to watch and I am so happy I finally got the opportunity to participate in “Live Tweeting”. To watch the full debate, click here.

I look forward to watching the other two debates and hope to hear your thoughts from the debate and the elections.

Cheers,

Shasha

Image Source- http://fox43.com/2016/09/26/reality-check-quick-takes-fact-checking-the-first-presidential-debate/#thumbnail-modal

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