I wrote this about someone who IS NOT a member of this network, so please don’t take it personally. I just wanted feedback. Is it too strong? Does it get the message across as to why a person shouldn’t CONSTANTLY correct their “friends”? Let me know your gut reactions.
Friends Who Constantly Correct Friends
If you find yourself alone and lonely, maybe you should assess how you treat the people around you. If you are constantly correcting other people in their opinions, their writing or their speech, remember: only a copy editor or a teacher is expected to (and paid to) constantly correct others.
It is a very bad habit to fall into, and should be avoided if you want to retain friendships. (Especially if you are correcting them when they weren’t in error in the first place!)
A friend is a person who enjoys you, and is prepared to treat you like an equal, not like an errant student who needs to be constantly corrected. Our little idiosyncrasies are what make us unique, and should be enjoyed, not destroyed.
For example: I have friends who routinely mispronounce or misspell certain words, but because they are friends, I let it go. No one wants to hang around with a “know-it-all” or show off. Know-it-alls feel the need to correct/teach/preach/lecture people, rather than simply enjoying their company.
These people feel compelled to rattle off their scholastic achievements, degrees and education, simply to prove that they are smarter than you are, and it tends to put people off.
So, if you find yourself alone and lonely, maybe it’s because you don’t treat people with acceptance and respect.
Just think about it!