Yesterday’s post started with a quote from myself: “I have eaten a lot (for me) of junk food in the last week or two…”
This qualification comes off as “better than you” to some people. “A lot for you but not a lot because you’re already so good.”
I give it because if I don’t, I hear, “Well, how much? That’s not a lot!”
It’s all relative.
It doesn’t matter how much you eat compared to someone else. If you’re making healthy changes for you, then don’t compare yourself to anyone but you.
And don’t let anyone else do it, either.
Assume positive intent in other people’s stories and qualifications. Either they’re insecure and are qualifying to help themselves feel better (mine sometimes are!), or the qualification is there for some other reason. Either way, let it be.