You cannot really know the heart motives of another person. Criticism is often based on faulty assumptions about people who are different than us.
To one person, being cautious is an exercise of stewardship and responsibility.
To another, being cautious is a sign of fear or paranoia.
To one person, refusing to heed warnings is a bold act of faith.
To another, refusing to heed warnings is irresponsible wishful thinking.
To one person, sharing opinions and beliefs online is an act of love and outreach. To another, sharing opinions and beliefs online is egotistical and arrogant.Click to tweet
To one person, keeping your beliefs and opinions private is respectful and humble.
To another, keeping your beliefs and opinions private is irresponsible and cowardly.
The action is not, in fact, direct evidence of the person’s motive or character. You can save money out of stewardship or out of panic. You can give to the poor out of love or the desire to look good to others. You can hold the door open out of hospitality or a sense of obligation.
So what DO your choices say about you?
Not all that much. At least, not by themselves.