Don't Explain

Interesting People Never Have to Explain Themselves

Do you constantly find yourself explaining your behavior to other people?

Do you constantly feel the need to do so?

Interesting people don’t do this.

They realize that doing so is foolish and unnecessary most of the time.

Sure, there are times when you have to explain yourself in business and in life.

More often than not though people waste time and energy explaining themselves for the wrong reasons.

rest of the world

Interesting people live their lives differently than most of the rest of the world.  The rest of the world is pretty much just copying everyone else around them and living mediocre lives.  They think small, act small and live small.


Sure you can waste the time trying to explain yourself to these people, but even if they understand you in the moment they will soon forget your reasoning and revert back to their small minded thinking.

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There is an old saying that goes like this…

“Never explain yourself.  With your friends you shouldn’t have to and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.”

There is much truth and wisdom to this.


There may be close friends and loved ones that you hope for the best for them in life and maybe with these people it might make sense to try to elevate their thinking with explanations.  This is especially true with children whose minds aren’t yet set in limited ways.

teaching children

You will often find though that you can only do so much,  You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.

lead a horse to water

When the student is ready the teacher will arrive.


I have found this a lot with my own friends and family.  I give them my advice.  Sometimes I waste much more time than I should.  The biggest thing that I have found is that people need to want something for themselves to be ready to understand you.  If this is not the case, you can talk until you are blue in the face and you might as well be talking to a stone.


Life is too short and our days are too short to be wasting precious time, energy and mental focus explaining yourself to people when it doesn’t really matter.


As long as your aren’t openly harming other people and within the confines of the law you are free to live your life any way you wish and without need for explanation.


Focus your energy on the path you have chosen and reach your goals that much faster.  Like-minded people will end up there with you without much explanation needed.  People with different thinking will only distract you and hold you back.

Anyone is welcome to join me on my journey.  Few in fact are ready though.

This is okay.  If everyone was on the interesting path for excellence then the path wouldn’t be quite so interesting…


Focus on what’s important.

Live your life shamelessly in your own way


Until next time, Stay Intersting

Best wishes,



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