In this age of social media everyone wants to share the good news of what is going on in their lives. This is not necessarily a bad thing but with all things in life moderation is the key. My father taught me 3 reasons not to always announce your moves. I would like to share them with you...
My father was a dynamic talker. He loved striking up a conversation, and it didn't matter if he knew you for over 10 years or if you were a complete stranger. This is one of the things I miss most about him. He passed April 2018 after dealing with kidney issues for years. I miss him a lot but the many words he shared with me still remains fresh in my mind.
The first reason he gave me about not announcing my moves was that not everyone will be happy for you. I am the type of person that loves to see the best in everyone so this was a little tough for me. However, he was absolutely correct. Many people will not be happy for you so your GOOD news may not be good news to them. People have challenges and troubles unrelated to you so your sharing to them may be taken as bragging and you will be surprised how fast envy and jealousy can grow. People will be mad and upset with you and you may not have a clue as to why.
The second reason is sometimes plans change. If you announce a move you plan to make and then something happens that forces you to make an adjustment it may look like you lied. Or you were just running your mouth when in reality things happened to make you change plans. On the other hand if you don't announce anything you don't have anything to worry about. But if you did announce it now you have to inform everyone of the change and you may feel foolish or it may be frustrating to do so.
Lastly, it is always a good idea to keep somethings private. Although we tend to think so nowadays, we don't have to tell the world everything that goes on in our life. The funniest thing is when people post all their business, good times, bad times, family fights, and issues and then when people comment on it they say, Why are you all up in my business? Hilarious. You put all your business out there and people were sipping tea while reading it all. We do have the ability to keep some things private and we should practice that
I miss my pops tremendously but I thank God he was in my life as much as he was. I learned so much from him and I treasure the many words of wisdom he shared with me during his life. And I will shout his words and wisdom throughout all of social media!!!
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