This is a new acronym. Thanks to my brother John for introducing me to the concept. It stands for “Nobody Wants To Know What I Think.” The basic meaning goes like this:
I have opinions. I personally feel that my opinions are of great value. Sometimes I express those opinions to other people. The meaning of NWTKWIT is that I should not be shocked when people don’t fall down astounded at the pearls of wisdom dripping from my lips. So when I give advice to somebody, and they reject it, I have to tell myself, NWTKWIT. When I see someone choosing something I think is harmful, I have to tell myself NWTKWIT.
Does this mean I don’t give advice? Does this mean I don’t warn people against bad choices? No, and no. What it means is that I recognize that my amazingly good advice will probably not be received as such, and the other person may simply see me as “sticking my nose in their business.” They may view me as arrogant, condescending, and rude for imagining that I can help them in any way. And I’m ok with that. After all, NWTKWIT is the founding principle of low-traffic blogs.