Friday, February 17, 2012
On a regular basis, I read about member here on Spark people doing things that are unwise: exercising is a way that may not be safe; eating in a way that isn't very healthy. And I have to debate each time whether to speak up and give my advice or just keep still. In general, I find that people aren't particularly interested in hearing that they may be making unwise decisions, especially when it comes to their eating plans, and that they are going to ignore me anyway. So if I speak up, I just end up sounding like a nag and a Negative Nelly.
On the other hand, it feels unkind not to let people know that they are making an unwise decision, because they may simply not know. So I end up stewing a lot about these things. We're supposed to be here to support and help each other, after all. It's hard to know. I guess it's best to offer advice when people ask a question, rather than butt in just because I think they are making a mistake.