Please excuse me being vague, this is another one of my journal-style blogs. I don't want to offend anyone. I just need to vent for a minute...
What is it with people who think they can judge your life or your relationship with your spouse and make little comments when they do not live in your house and see your day-to-day life?! How are they qualified to judge or make snide comments? It is one of my biggest pet peeves!
Sometimes people have a nasty habit of giving unsolicited advice. It is so annoying. Please don't misunderstand me. Advice is great! I love going to a girlfriend and sharing my concerns and talking it out, but that is when I ASKED for advice or the problem came up in the context of the conversation!!
Why can't people just accept the fact that maybe the way you live your life is what works for YOU and your family!? What makes people think they are an expert in YOUR life and are qualified to comment on your ability to raise children or the quality of your relationship with your husband or your teaching abilities!
I just feel that there are so many "right" ways to do things in life, and so many "right" ways to live, but it seems that people deem the way they do things as THE way to do things, and presume to tell everyone else to follow their lead. What makes us so prideful to consider ourselves experts!! Why can't people just accept and LOVE the fact that people are different and do things in different ways!!?? I do!
Sorry that I needed to vent for a minute, but this same situation has happened to me multiple times over the last month in various forms, and I am just so annoyed with it. Please don't think I am just this stubborn person who won't take anyone's advice, but I am sick of people starting a sentence directed at me with the words, "Well, you just need to..." (and I won't get into specifics, because I don't want to offend, and I know these people mean well, and are instantly forgiven, I'M JUST VENTING!)