Unless I ask for it, keep your opinion. And if I ask for your opinion, give it to me in the nature of my question. Thus, if I ask you what you would do; don’t tell me what you would do if you were me. If I ask you what you think I should do; don’t tell me what you would do, tell me what I should do based on what you know about me. But most importantly as I’ve said before; keep your damned opinion to yourself if I don’t ask for it. What I don’t need is your extensive wisdom and knowledge because you’ve been there and done that. Most certainly I don’t need your nonexistent knowledge since you haven’t even been where I’ve gone. I can make my own damned decisions and I’ll choose to live my life exactly how I want to.
Where is this all coming from? Well since I’m putting it out to the world, it stems from something I was thinking about this morning. On more than one subject, I’ve been asked, why this or why that. Why did you do it this way? Don’t think it sends the wrong message because? Usually when people say that, this is what they mean? Or, hey you know, this is what Jesus would have done. So what! I’m not Jesus, and I certainly couldn’t live up to the historical accounts that were written about him. And if what some people believe is right, the man is God in the flesh and I know what I’ve done with my own flesh. No thanks, simply shoes that I don’t want to wear.
The stark revelation that can to my mind became my new motto in the span of about 3 minutes and it is simply this. “Keep Your Opinion To Yourself If What I’m Doing Isn’t Negatively Impacting Your Life” (going to get a shit made). Yup everyone word is capitalized because the emphasis needs to be applied to all of you meddlers. Nothing I’ve done in my life until this point has caused you grief, done you a disservice, wrecked your car, or slapped your momma. Until that occurrence exists in your reality and mine, keep your mouth shut, and hold your opinion. Unless of course I ask. Like the old saying goes, “nobody asked for your two cents.”
Good day world. I’m sure this item may draw some ire, so to the meddlers abound in this life and the next, this had nothing to do with anything recent. This arose from a juncture of contemplation on a number of things in and around me. That is it in its simplest form. I didn’t ask for it, but since there is a comment section, give me your two cents. I’m asking because you were going to form your own opinion any way. Right?
Until next write…
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