Is there anyone who has not had someone say to them the following words?
“Well that’s not how I would do it”
For some reason, I seriously doubt it. As humans, we all seem rather firmly convinced of our own superior knowledge of how to do things. For most of us, it’s not a problem, we simply go on with our lives secure in the knowledge that they way we do life is better than the way other people do life, and that’s that.
But for other people the idea of someone doing something differently than them or, in their minds, the wrong way, causes them no small degree of angst. They just cannot understand how everyone else can be so happy doing everything wrong. It makes them crazy. Sometimes they hold it in and become bitter and angry. Other times they explode on their inferior acquaintances for their failure to be “more like them” and lose friendships.
I don’t know for sure, but I have a feeling most, if not all of us have at least one person like this in our lives.
They are critical, they are demanding, they are discouraging, they are invasive, and worst of all they are incredibly well-meaning almost all of the time.