Everyone you are interacting with is trying to sell you something.
And like in every sale, you are not getting the whole story, you are getting the part that will nudge you to make a decision which aligns with their interest.
Your best defence is to act like all decisions require another signatory, no matter how innocuous the proposal. Which is where married people have it better than most. They can always say, “I need to check with my partner.”
From good morning to good night, you are being sold to. Be intentional in what you’re buying and understand there will be tradeoffs – the parts of the story filtered out.
– Osasu Oviawe