I wish I would learn to refrain from telling people who are close to me what I think of them. When someone tells me that they’ve decided on a particular course of action, I sometimes feel it is my duty to tell what I think of it.
Many times, I’ve found myself telling a friend or a family-member the choice they’re making is not good. Most often though, that doesn’t stop them. That’s when I recall the words of Professor Godbole in E M Forster’s, A Passage to India: ‘One cannot tell anyone anything unless they’re ready to hear it.’
May you be inspired – every day!
PS: This is a scheduled post. I will respond to comments when I’m back online – 9 June 2012. Thank you.