Do you correct others when they say something wrong?
How does that make you feel? How do you think it makes them feel?
For example, today I was making small talk with a colleague.
I slipped up and used the word “gestation period” instead of “germination period”.
Rather than let it slide, he insisted on stopping my story and making a big deal out of it.
I’m sure this is what he thought…
“Mack’s smart… but my ego tells me I’m smarter. Here’s a golden opportunity for me to one-up him and prove my cerebral dominance. VICTORIOUS!”
Here’s what I thought when he corrected me…
“He knew what I meant so why did he have to put me on blast like that? I mean who really cares, it’s not like I’m a botanist or anything. After this I don’t want to talk to him again. He’s just going to look for any opportunity to judge me and that makes me feel uncomfortable.”
Actually, I just thought “what a douche“… but you get the point.
The truth is that you really need to pick your battles when it comes to correcting others.
If their error doesn’t really make a difference in the grand scheme of things, you have to let it slide.
I know that’s hard to do.
Most of the guys who enter this seduction community are smart but socially dumb.
They like to trump their intelligence whenever possible.
The problem is, by doing so, you alienate others.
That means less friends and less girls in your life.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize people don’t like being criticized and judged.
Hot girls are not going to be attracted to your vast knowledge of grammar.
They are going to think you’re not very fun to be around… plus highly judgmental.
That pretty much eliminates any chance you have with them.
In conclusion, they say “don’t sweat the small stuff.”
I say “don’t correct the small stuff.”
P.S. - I intend on slipping the term “gestation period” into every future conversation that I have with my colleague out of spite. For example…
“You’re looking really bloated today. Does that mean you’re reaching the end of your gestation period?”
I kid… I kid…