I'm not a nag, really. I'm more of a hands off person, which can be good most of the time, but lately, I am learning that sometimes, you have to take on the qualities of a nag. (This is not to say that I don't have control freak tendencies; it's just that I don't always act on my thoughts.)
Anyhow, in several aspects of my life, I am learning a lot of things, some of them in a not-so-easy way. I don't want to be a nag. I don't want to keep telling people whom I see as equals what to do, when to do it. I don't want to feel like I have to have a stash of construction hard hats just so I can feel safe - I don't know if you know, but nags are prone to things being thrown at them.
Seriously, though, I am also learning - on the job, so to speak - how to approach things from many angles. Often at the same time.
Is that even possible? It looks like it.
I either have to put on that hard hat - maybe literally and figuratively, depending on the specific situation - or I have to find a way to approach things so I don't get too vested.
I'm not a nag. Really.