Daily Prompt: Second Opinion

Today’s daily prompt is called Second Opinion and it asks;

What are some (or one) of the things about which you usually don’t trust your own judgment, and need someone’s else’s confirmation?

Always a dangerous game that. The more you second guess yourself and rely on someone’s opinion or input to help you make a decision the less you trust your own opinion or judgement meaning you seek out someone’s else’s input or opinion. Which like I said means you trust your own opinion and judgement less leading to a horrible vicious cycle until you are a nervous wreck that can’t make a decision by yourself and need to get the advice and opinion of a team of people on matters as trivial on what you should eat for breakfast.

Trust your own opinion and judgement. Only you know how you truly feel about something, you are the only one who can truly see things from your perspective.

That said when I was at uni I would constantly double check with friends what time and what room/building a certain lecture was in. My worst nightmare was to always walk into a room thinking it’s my lecture, sit down, get my stuff out, and then discover it’s not my lecture.

And for those of you who think that doesn’t happen it does. My friend got confused over what time our lecture started, but got the right room, and so showed up an hour early, sat down along one of the benches, people came in and sat down so he was stuck on the bench. It was only when the lecture started he realised it wasn’t his lecture. What do you do? Ask half a dozen people either side of you to get so you can leave because you got the wrong time? Or do you quietly sit there and hope no one notices? He went with the second option, which is what I would do. But things like that are why I would always double check.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Second Opinion”

  1. Yep! I have seen that happen a lot too when I was at college. I had a few professors at the beginning of the semester would always say, this is “whatever class” if you aren’t in it – you better run across campus to whatever class you are supposed to be in and pray your professor is not a “whatever word they chose to use”. There would always be a few students sneak out looking so embarrassed.

    I too always made sure I got to my classes super early and asked anyone around me if it was the right class because I was so scared.

    1. It’s good that the professors would do that at the start of class, but I would look around and see if anyone else was moving to leave first. If I was the only person I think I would just quietly sit there still.

      1. Yeah, it would be embarrassing. Sometimes just one person would leave. Sometimes no one would and I think there were people that weren’t supposed to, because the next time class met some people were missing (you could tell if it was a smaller class). I even saw that sort of thing happen in my high school, that was even more embarrassing I think because you pretty much run into everyone in high school — in college you will most likely not run into those people again that saw that happen to you, but in high school if it happens people can make fun of you

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