Recently, I decided to sell my house and didn’t really think too much about where I was going to live. I try to take things one step at a time.
But, every person I know has asked me where are you going to live? Why are you not going to move in with your boyfriend? When are you getting married?
I mean don’t you think I will tell you when I decide to do that? Don’t you think I have thought about the fact I am going to need to find a new home? Don’t you think I want to know when I’m getting married too?!?
Why is it such a big deal I decide not to share so many personal details (non — life changing details) about my day to day life?
I’m not trying to be rude or ugly, but why can’t people just say — CONGRATULATIONS!
Does everyone have to ask 101 questions?
I watch so many people rush into decisions, only later to realize the consequences. We are all guilty, it is part of learning. But, I am at the age now where I have made enough mistakes and learned from them that I know not to rush into anything.
Maybe it is just me, but I don’t think I ask people all of those personal details. I purposely didn’t volunteer my entire life story for a reason.
Just the other day…
I was at a car dealership with my Boyfriend and the salesmen sat in the back seat during a test drive bombarding us with questions.
- Are you married?
- Do you have children?
- What kind of work do you do?
- Where do you live?
- What’s your credit like?
- How much money are you trying to spend?
- So, are you going to trade in a vehicle?
— Okay, how about you let us ask the questions and if/when we decide to buy we will answer what needs to be addressed. Plus, If you would actually let me “test drive” instead of “talk” to you the whole time I might want to purchase the car!
People Feel Entitled
Do people feel entitled to know so much about you just because they are use to getting everything they need to know off of Facebook or Twitter?
I haven’t had a social media account in probably 5 years until recently and I am overwhelmed at the information people provide just day to day. — I am talking about NON BENEFICIAL / NON LIFE CHANGING CRAP people post ALL day.
People Search The Internet For Answers They Don’t Have
No one cares what you are eating for lunch (unless you’re famous) or that you got drunk last night and decided to share all of those embarrassing moments online.
I wish people understood the scary side of the internet more often. I mean go share your stories so that you can learn and run wild with your imagination.
Do something big!
But, don’t put yourself or others at risk with all of the information you post online. And, don’t assume everyone else is so comfortable sharing all of those details of their life.