About dealing with friends that often ask to borrow

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about dealing with friends that often ask to borrow money, or expect their friends to pick of their slack this advice column mentions very simple ways to handle the issue in a respectable and assertive manner. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke states that “if we would speak of things as they are, we must allow that all the art of the rhetoric, besides order and clearness; all the artificial and figurative application of words eloquence hath invented, are for nothing else but to insinuate wrong ideas, move the passions, and thereby mislead the judgment” (p.827). This means that if we are to completely rid ourselves of rhetoric and communicate as is, then we would need to treat rhetoric as a form of deceit and used to mislead in instructing and informing. This form of communication needing to avoided completely. In the Cosmopolitan, they have rid themselves of the language that “creates endless obscurity, confusion, and misunderstanding.” The cosmopolitan illustrates five situations that could take place, and for each situation there is a well thought out and very detailed way in which the situation could be avoided. There is a perfect understanding between the sender and the receiver in that the sender is being very concise about what they want to say, with no hidden messages and the receiver doesn’t have to
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guess at what the sender is trying to say or end of with a different idea than what the sender intended.
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