Everywhere we go, someone in our life has an opinion of something we are or are not doing.
An opinion on why someone is too young to have kids, but too old to be single. An opinion on why going to graduate school is a waste of money or why not going to graduate school will ruin your life. An opinion on whether you should live with your significant other while dating or remain completely solo until married.
Do you want me to keep going? I could probably sit here all day making a list of the opinions shared with me frequently.
Listen people, we get it. You have life experiences and you want to share the 'wisdom' you believe you have acquired. I am not saying it's a terrible thing, but if we don't ask you for it then maybe you should think a bit more about keep it to yourself.
You see, your opinions might be backed by your experience, but I might have a completely different experience. Not to mention, if you are more than 20 years older than me then your experience was surely a bit different than mine. Times change and it is a beautiful thing so let our lives adapt.
If you are the kind of person that loves to smear your advice all over everyone else then you might need to take a step back and detox for a second. Consider that there is a different way of doing things and maybe part of the fun is forming our own opinions and experiences.
There are a few key area of life where sharing is not always caring:
- Health and Diet
- Spending Money
There are certainly plenty of other areas we could cover (social life, traveling, career, sex life). You name it and someone will have an opinion about it. Just do everyone a favor and be a bit more careful about sharing your wisdom.
Let someone ask you for your opinion before blurting it out. Think about how your choices don't always have to be best for everyone else too. Allow us to make our mistakes and experience life. I know it can sometimes be a scary world, but I think we can handle it just fine.
If you are ready to stop listening to everyone else's opinions of your life and figure out your own path, then let's chat! Schedule a possibility call with me here or join my facebook group called the Totally Enough Tribe.
**A full version of this article was originally published on The Huffington Post. Click here to view the longer version of this article. **