3 Ways To Mind Your Own Business
A relationship only involves two people, not every associate or friend these people have. So doing, we shall be happy in our souls, we shall adorn our profession, we shall be standing and striking arguments for the truth of Christianity; and our efforts, though feeble and imperfect, will be crowned with success. Unsaved sinner, “mind your own business” — and your first business is to be reconciled to God.
Try not to lose your temper for such people, as some do it unknowingly and some do it knowingly to irritate you. It is unfortunately the way of life, you will come across many people like this, it’s better to keep your mind cool and to respond to those whom you feel are important to you so that they may talk sense to you and about you. Why is this such a difficult concept for people to grasp? Even if people care, most of them are ill-equipped to give advice based on another person’s needs and typically want to feel as if someone is listening to them. Giving advice is usually about the ego of the advice-giver, not the feelings of the person being given the advice. If any situation doesn’t involve you, instead of getting in the middle or putting your two cents in, you should mind your own business.
They might not be based on reality or not be legitimate for the current situation. Think about how much energy it takes to go through every piece of junk mail, all the special offers, all the fine print, and all the sales flyers. Instead, most of us just take a quick glance at the mail each day to see what actually needs our attention, and we recycle or throw out the rest. When we mind our own business, we save a lot of energy because we are focused on what we want instead of what we don’t want.
Keep drawing outer circles like ripples for each level of people affected, and see where you fall on the chart. Dear Eze, I’m so glad that you feel inspired by my article. I don’t know of a book that approaches Minding Your Own Business in the way that I outlined. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or stay tuned for on-line classes that I offer. There are people in your life that will always have your best interest at heart, so it is important to value those opinions. However, often times there are people in your life that seem to be on your side, but when push comes to shove, they will judge you harder than your worst critic.
So Silicon Valley embraced mindfulness with a twinge of contrition. Not only did its corporate culture encourage something called “geek syndrome,” but its products seemed to spread that same derangement to everyone else. The devices that were supposed to make us smarter and more connected to other humans were actually messing with our minds, causing “net brain” and “monkey mind,” as well as physical disorders associated with long hours of sitting. Where brilliance and creativity had formerly reigned, there were, by the turn of the millennium, suspicions of pathology. Child psychiatrists began to drop “bipolarity” as a default diagnosis and turn their attention to attention itself. But as we began to spend more and more of our time interacting with mood-less programs and devices, psychiatry seems to have turned from emotional concerns like bipolarity, which is a “mood disorder,” to cognitive problems like ADD and ADHD.