From my book, Too Much at Twenty One: In a socially over-connected world, the toughest job is to mind your own business. Nowadays, we have many people interested in our affairs. Our interest in other people’s affairs is equally high. We are excessively connected and unreasonably interested. We are talking useless things and wasting time. I feel gossip is as dangerous as global warming - its melting down a lot of potential positive changes that could happen.
I summon it a skill to mind one’s own business. A skill must be learned and mastered. These days, you can go a long way into the affairs of known and unknown people. People are readily open to share their lives, give suggestions, comment, argue, gossip and backbite. It is so amusing to poke your nose into other people’s business. A purposeful person minds his own business and is careful to do it every day. The inability to mind your own business proves your lack of vision, purpose, goal, dedication and discipline.
It's a great skill to mind your own business.