We had a conversation this week and I’m thinking we concluded that most people really don’t have much to offer.
Does that sound a little harsh?
Ok, so this is how I got there. We observed a situation where a number of people were offering, no, insisting on stating their opinions and had made no opportunity to understand the circumstance. Like some God given right to just state what I’m currently thinking without any reference to the circumstances they were imputing into. And if that’s not totally self centred I don’t know what is. Like what I think is more important than being correct because, well, it’s all about me isn’t it?
Unfortunately I’m thinking that’s where a lot of the world operates from. The belief that “my” opinion is more relevant than truth or the consequences of what I might be saying for other people. And that sucks! What sort of place have we come to? And social media just empowers this sort of behaviour as far as I can see.
So…lets agree that we are not those people. We will give opinions but these will be informed and we will delay until we can give these. That being right is far more important than being heard.
And when we receive an opinion then we will take time to question it. Question everything and live by integrity.
New week, new standard.