If I seek advice I'd ask.
I do not need offhand remarks to suck it up.
And at the same time I do not need to feel judged.
For my choices in life.
For sucking it up and getting on with it.
(Or is it that I've grown such a streak of independence.
And cannot accept criticisms of any kind.
They bring me right back to my younger days.
When I do not like being told what to do.
I like to believe I have cultivated.
The moral compass and the judgement.
To know right from wrong.)