Anything Past Our Nose, is None of Our Business
Dr. Howard Peiper – Path to a Better Life
Ever come across people who would tell us about their salaries before they wave a hello and smile, or ever met an unmarried woman advising us, when to have babies? There is nothing more annoying than being polite and smiling back to these people, while suppressing a growl and holding our hands away from their throat.
Many of us have come across various people who lack the quality of humbleness and who are obsessed with boasting and have a hint of low self-esteem. Otherwise, why do they need to be so loud when making a point so that the whole room notices them and not the person they are talking to? Or why do they need to say sentences like, why are you wearing this dress? or I got a job, pays alot, blah, blah, when all the other person is attempting to have a friendly conversation. Do we fit the part?
Minding our own business needs a lot of humbleness, politeness, and respect for the other human being. It needs an understanding on our part, that the other person is an individual with his/hers particular choices, and they are free to follow their choices. We need to understand that we are always right and playing Miss Know-It-All or Mr. Know-It-All will take us nowhere and in fact, take the other person away from us. So, the mantra is Live and Let Live. If we think we are the goddess of fashion or a finance guru, keep it to ourselves, the world doesn’t care and nobody has the time to listen to us bragging and boasting.
Tips for Minding Our Own Business
It is extremely bothersome and gets to us, if some unconcerned person wants to get our personal information, knowing the happenings in our life, just to satisfy their curiosity. Obviously the person questioned will be furious. But what if we may be a person doing the same to other people? And thankfully, if we have realized that, then here are some tips for people like us who want to try to mind our own business:
When we have the urge to poke our nose in someone else’s affair, ask ourselves certain questions like, Why do I need to know the development? or How does it concern me? If it is something related to us, then we can give it a thought, but if it is plain gossip, then the answer we need to get within is It doesn’t concern me at all.
Another way to stop us from butting in is, move away from that place or those people. It’s a good distraction to walk away or else we will simply end up annoying someone. If it does relate to us, then we might have to break in and ask a question or two.
Show disinterest and less interest in people around. Rather, focus on the work we have come for. How in the world is gossip or being curious and inquiring about others” matters, or giving our advice when not asked for, going to be of any help to us? Instead, focus our positive energies on ourselves, and not wasting our energy on unconcerned stuff.
Before asking personal questions to an affected person (who must be wanting to be left alone), turn the tables and see how it feels. What if some day we are going through turmoil in life and someone comes up to us with curious queries? Now, how would that feel? Won’t it get on our nerves? Won’t we want to lunge at the person and punch him/her hard? So, the point is, think before we react.
If we accidentally overhear some stuff that doesn’t concern us, don’t spread it around. It might be fun news for others, but we might be hurting someone. Act oblivious to some incidents or as if nothing was overheard and get back to our work.
There are a variety of challenges out there Justas there are a variety of people. Why not accept others” lives around us just as they are? For the most part, how others” live and decisions they make are in fact, none of our business. Just give them love and compassion instead which is much more appreciated than judgment and unsolicited advice.
Dr. Howard Peiper, N.D., nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written several best selling books on nutrition and natural health.
Howard, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has written numerous books on nutrition and natural health including 12 best sellers.
Create a Miracle with Hexagonal Water
New Hope for Serious Diseases
The A.D.D. & A.D.H. Diet
Zeolite Nature's Heavy Metal Detoxifier
Viral Immunity with Humic Acid
The Secrets of Staying Young
Nutritional Leverage For Great Golf
All Natural High Performance Diet
Natural Solutions For Sexual Enhancement
Super Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
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Dr. Peiper is co-host of the award winning Television show, Partners in Healing. They feature guest in the alternative healing field including such names as Harvey Diamond, Dr. John Upledger, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Gary Null and Dr. Marshall Mandell.
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