From a book I've read about essential behaviors to be happy and get success in life, one of the elements is "Ignoring the odd things and paying attention to bigger problems". They gave an example that most divorces are resulted from odd conflicts, such as household-chores, taking children to school,... .
However, just make a quick thought of how uncomfortable a wife feels when her husband always drops litter everywhere he is, but whenever the wife asks him not to do so, he ignores and keeps doing it. I know this is only a very little stuff among other things that couples have to deal with in their married life, and many people think that in this case, women are the ones caring most about odd stuffs. However, if there is no understanding between wives and husbands even in small things like that, "small" can be "big" in the future.
So, "do you think caring about odd things is always bad?"

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I think one has to distinguish caring about small (which I think you are describing as "odd" things...a rather unusual use of "odd," it seems to me) things in relationships and in the rest of one's life. Small things can make a big difference in relationships, and can become very large things if not attended to, as you mention in your comments above. I think the writer may have been talking about ignoring small things in the rest of one's life, the little things that annoy one daily (being cut off in traffic, a rude clerk at a store, someone jumping the queue at a store, a co-worker's annoying habit of chewing gum or interrupting, etc.) and focusing one's energy on one's major tasks, duties, and interests. That would be my take on it.
hani-nguyenFrom a book I've read about essential behaviors to be happy and get success in life, one of the elements is "Ignoring the odd things and paying attention to bigger problems". They gave an example that most divorces are resulted from odd conflicts, such as household-chores, taking children to school,... . However, just make a quick thought of how uncomfortable a wife feels when her husband always drops litter everywhere he is, but whenever the wife asks him not to do so, he ignores and keeps doing it. I know this is only a very little stuff among other things that couples have to deal with in their married life, and many people think that in this case, women are the ones caring most about odd stuffs. ?"Thanks,
Do couples have to deal necassarily with these problems." Actually it's sounds quite strange to me that a husband drops litter, and does it again and again. Even if his wife talks to him he continues doing it." If they are not able to find a solution for this small problem, then why they are married? Actually solving a problem should be a majors skill in every persons character. If a husband is very stubborn and if he doesn't elaborates on the problems of his wife, he doesn't deserve her. Of course differences make life in a marriage more difficult, there are some problems that one might never fix. But the annoying ones that one has to deal with every day should be avoided.
I don't think that caring about the "odd things" is bad. Only if ones deals with them one can find a solutionEmotion: wink
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thank you very much for your sharing Alex, yes, this is one of odd things in marriage, and I also wish that couple can deal with it and end up with a happy life ^_^
Thank you very much for your sharing, Alex Emotion: smile

Yes, this is one of odd things in marriage, and I also wish that couple can deal with it and end up with a happy life ^_^

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