This Malaysian ad good!
They call it reaching out...
I prefer to call it - Listen.
I find this judgemental behaviour quite prevalent in our community.
Just because you seek "financial freedom" as a panacea to fill the hole in your heart, it does not mean everyone else are "nails" who need "hammering" too...
You can almost hear the seething anger as some share their frustrations when they failed in their attempt to evangelise the gospel of prosperity to their love ones or friends.
Don't they get it?
Money will solve everything!
Of course we know its crass to put money on our lips all the time; so we use euphemisms like financial freedom or independence to sugar-coat and hide the shallowness and emptiness we feel in the still of the night.
Next time you feel the urge to share your unsolicited supreme master of the universe version of how to save and invest your way to Nirvana 30 years into the future - stop.
To listen, we must observe.
Maybe you'll discover this person is a screw?
And you only a hammer; not a screwdriver. Wink.
Yes, that's also probably why you struggling with your day job, or relationships in general.
First seek to understand; then to be understood.
(7 habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey)