Many people have certain ideas and opinions on all sorts of topics, which they form, cement and defend with all of their heart, which is cool and legit but can also be quite annoying at times. Yes, you’re entitled to your personal view on just about anything – but can you please not shove it in my face when I clearly don’t care to hear it?
Yesterday I was having a conversation with my professor on something that only concerned me and my examination and my grade – when some snitch I had never seen before decided to interfere from the left. Excuse me? Were you and I not raised in the same cultural context where it is not ok to butt in somebody else’s, a complete stranger’s business?
Nah, of course, my bad – I forgot:
People seem to have topics where they have more problems to keep their mouths shut than with others. Like health. Or nutrition. Or personal decisions. Or basically anything that has a monetary value. Because everybody cares about money, even those who claim they don’t because capitalism, the government and whatever but mostly also their face sucks and blablablablablashutup.
What? You choose to do something – or not do it – for your health? You’re weird, I have to comment on that.
Come again? You spend more money on certain groceries? Sorry, I just have to let you know that you’re a complete idiot.
Huh? You dare feellike having a salad? Wait, I gotta make a dumb-ass comment on your diet.
You have decided to do what with your kid? I mean, I haven’t had a kid yet and I don’t plan to have one in the near future – but I certainly have an opinion on your choice, let me just quickly elaborate…
The list goes on forever. You know what I mean?
Why don’t you just shut the F up? Seriously, why can’t you just keep it to yourself? It’s not that hard, actually. Me neither, I don’t comment on your bad choices, do I? Sometimes I feel like a kid telling her stepfather that he’s not her daddy and that nobody ever asked for that opinion of his. Why do people feel to share theirs, no matter what, with strangers and close ones alike? Can you not?
It’s a good thing I have such self-control and a sense of decency, otherwise I might let you know what I think of you always picking the cheapest option when it comes to products that concern your health, in order to be able to spend more on something that concerns your desire for status. How I feel about you not questioning why it might be wrong to pay a ridiculously low price per kg of meat. How it might be a great idea for you to opt for a salad every now and then or more like always, for the next 20 years. Or how a lot of things that you choose to comment on are just none of your f*cking business.
Thankfully, I run a blog for that.
Everybody else should keep in mind that sharing is not always caring and that an opinion is best served when asked for and not just given away for free, like some kind of trashy merchandise that will never make it on your list of things you appreciate. For a reason.
Sometimes it’s better to keep it to yourself, trust me.
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