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I Wonder What She Thinks

Updated: Sep 21, 2023



Have you ever wondered what someone is thinking? With my husband, I know because he tells me all the time; he speaks his mind. But this little southern belle was taught to keep her thoughts to herself, especially if she did not agree. Then, she was taught to be assertive and say what she thinks, which usually causes someone to respond negatively. Writing my thoughts seems better. This way, you can agree or disagree without a fight. Kind words of disagreement are allowed, but insulting words will be removed. All my blogs aim to transfer knowledge, create thought, and share a unique perspective.

I have often found that I do not see things the way others do, usually because I know something or have experienced something that others have not. For example:

Should one ask for someone's opinion or ask someone for their advice?


Opinion- a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter.

Advice- recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct: COUNSEL (Advice Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster)


If you ask my opinion you are asking for my judgment, but if you, ask my advice, you ask for my counsel; merely what I recommend. The recommendation that you can choose to take or not to take. But please understand, my advice may change with more knowledge.

I have learned to ask my pickleball coach for advice on how to hit the ball better, but I do not ask him for his opinion of whether I hit the ball well or not. One is based on knowledge, the other on judgment, and I prefer not to be readily judged by others. I will keep my own opinion about my ability to hit the ball.

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