Four Reasons to Stop Saying the Word ‘Should’

Four Reasons to Stop Saying the Word ‘Should’

As a psych major, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people who are specialists, well versed in the ways of emotions, behaviors, and the consequences of human action and interaction.  One psychologist whom I admire once gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me.  I was venting to her about a choice that I had made and regretted, and was telling her what I thought I should have done instead.  Her advice was this—that using the word ‘should’ tends to be more destructive than Continue reading

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