It’s one thing to give someone helpful and wanted advise on life, but totally not cool to tell someone they’re living theirs the wrong way.
I don’t know about you guys, but when someone tells me I shouldn’t be doing something because it’s not how THEY do it, I immediately shut off my ability to listen to them.
Remember, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
A great example of this is food. Right now the current fad is to tell everyone how they should and shouldn’t eat. Everyone loves to be a food nazi. People who attempt to push their diet on others fail to realize that not everyone has the same metabolic system. What works for Joe may not work for Bob. Joe may have facts and statistics to back his claim, but guess what? So does Bob.
It’s been my observation that most people who go around preaching at others have their own skeletons lurking around in the closet. So unless you want be upfront and transparent from the get-go, you should probably reconsider judging and critiquing someone’s life choices to avoid said person doing the same to you.
You can apply this knowledge to almost anything – politics, religion, etc. Just because someone believes or feels differently from you doesn’t make them a horrible person. If you truly feel that way, then maybe you’re the horrible person. Just a thought.
Bottom line: variety is the spice of life. Not everyone can or should be the same because what a boring world that would be!
Try to be tolerant, and as always, keep being you.