“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” ~William James
Opinions offset compassion. Forming opinions is a natural part of human nature according to Malcolm Gladwell, its the premise of his book Blink. However, the character of a wise man is to sometimes maintain silence.
Because you know, or think you know, a solution doesn’t allow you the privilege to preempt others with your unsolicited opinion. If there is no emergency or danger to avert, then hold your silence and let others have the chance to mature by solving issues or learning something new for themselves.
Ask: Are my comments vital to the solution? Unless it meets this test,, refrain from always being the first to add your two cents worth. Don’t be so opinionated. Save up your comments until you have a dimes worth to offer.
A “know it all” is not good company. Excercise restraint. Not everything is seemly.
Overlook the mundane.
Opportunity Step: Practice quiet or silence today.
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- Thin slicing Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink” (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com)