If you decided to do something and your friends strongly advised you not to, could you do it anyway?
Sure. They’re not the boss of me.
Okay, I would take the advice of my friends into consideration. Their opinions matter. But if this hypothetical something is something that I’ve already put a lot of thought into doing, then there’s a good chance I’ll do it anyway. And if it turns out to be a bad decision, that’s on me. And I’m sure I’ll be able to count on my real friends to say, “I told you so.”
What about you? Could you go through with something if your friends said to don’t? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.