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March 23, 2009

Minding Your Own Business (or, No One Wants Your Advise)

What would you do if you saw a friend doing what you truly believe is throwing their life away in the biggest mistake ever?

Not just a bad decision or something you wouldn't do or you would do differently, but you thought your friend was truly throwing his/her life away on a truly stupid move. Something they may not be able to recover from even if later they realize how bad a move it was.

Would you say something?
Would you say it strongly?
Would point out all the dumb things you think they are doing and why?
Would you risk the friendship to speak your mind?

Or would you take the easy way out? – Wish them well and stay quiet while watching them potentially self-destruct.

It's not an easy answer.

No one will ever thank you for point out how foolish they are or how moronic they are acting or how they have been manipulated by someone. No one will ever say "Oh wow. I never realize how utterly stupid I have been. Thank you for point it out to me!"

Doesn't happen like that. It may make you feel better having gotten it off your mind, but you won't be thanked for it.

So what would you do?

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