If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

"I know what I am doing" attitude.

I don’t know why I let it bother me, but it really does. I feel like when someone asks you a question and your response is “I know what I am doing” you need to pause for a second and think about why they are asking you that question.

First time I saw it and fully recognized it was when the kid caught his miata on fire tried to put it out and caught most of his garage on fire then had to run and get a hose to put it all out. Someone suggested he check the float level, tighten the bolt/nut holding the wires to his battery, and not use an electric pump, his response was “I know what I’m doing.”I think a more humble response would be in order when you just displayed your prowess and fire starting ability.

I get it. As someone who has a build thread, I can see how someone telling you how to spend your money can potentially be irritating. Generally though if someone chimes in with advice I take time to at least search on the topic. Takes about 30 seconds, if there are lots of hits then more searching commences and I can make my own opinion on the matter or bookmark it or even ask the person why they think it is neccessary.


I am firmly under the belief that the moment you think you know everything is the moment that you stop learning and growing, with exceptions to real experts, but I feel real experts still constantly search for new approaches.

Long and short of it, I’m venting, just had a wonderful exchange. Pointed out the installation of a flawed item, and it eventually ended with him suggesting I buy him the parts (because I am made of money), that I was seeking attention, that I was all-knowing (sarcastic), etc etc etc.

Anyone else encounter such situations?

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