You’re Lucky If You’ve Got a Meddling Neighbor or Two. Here’s Why. Published in Yes Magazine

A woman overheard in a checkout line a grandmother repeatedly discounting her preschool-aged grandson’s observations. The woman smiled at the boy and reminded him that he had good things to say. The boy’s eyes sparkled, and he continued to express himself. When she told the story to a friend, they judged her in front of other friends for meddling in other people’s business. She was socially shamed for “sticking her nose into” someone else’s problems. Link to article on Yes Magazine: Why is staying out of people’s business socially laudable? Why has sideline and bystander behavior becom

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