125. I hate it when someone asks you for advice and then they get angry because you were honest with them
I don’t get it- do you want my advice or do you just want me to agree with whatever you say? Like let me know- I can start neck exercises in preparation for all the nodding if that’s what you want. I thought it was in the friend job description to look out for your best interests and help you overcome your hurdles, even if one of those hurdles is you getting in your own way.
When my friend asked me if I recommended he study Mathematics at uni, I told him I thought he’d find it difficult and I suggested other subjects that were numerate but not quite so intense. I think it was a fair comment because I know what a Maths degree entails having lived through three years of it already and I took care to tell him this kindly. However all he heard me saying was ‘no’ and accused me of not being supportive and preventing him from reaching his goals.
My opinion that Maths isn’t right for him ≠ My opinion that no subject is right for him
Why do people interpret things so negatively?
Surely I don’t deserve his anger for thinking there is a better alternative out there for him?
I don’t get it.
Over and Out.