In life, approach is everything. Coming on too strong about any subject is one way to turn a potential listener into someone that will never hear or respect your opinions. Self-awareness is one of the biggest relational assents one can bring to the table. Knowing how and when to approach someone the correct way can sometimes lead to the change that saves his or her life.
A lot of times when a friend or family member has an issue, we make it about us. We internally harp on how their behavior makes us feel, never letting go how their behavior affects our lives. It’s much easier to live in the seat of judgment rather than having a stance of understanding and patience.