Things that people say are often not thought out. They just blurt out (especially online in social media), whatever comes to their mouth or fingers. Their brains don't even have a moment to filter or cross check the bit of communication. It is just say it because they can.
Empathy or respect is missing...
Empathy or respect or consideration is not present when people say things to one another. It is like, I'm going to tell you what I think I must say regardless of thinking how it might affect you. It is like speaking and writing without even considering if this is the best way to bring things out.
Often, much of the things people say are just not needed. If they stayed silent, the earth would still continue. If they didn't bloviate, the sun would still rise and set. Yet, these days everyone thinks that the world needs to know every thought they have. They think that everyone needs to know their point of view.
Stop and think for a moment...
If we could all just stop and think for a moment before we type something online or say something, it would help the world in ways no one can even imagine. It would make the world a much more peaceful place. It would improve the intelligence of our communication.
I don't understand the need for humans to say some of the things they say online. Most of it is hurtful and disrespectful and just not good for the advancement of a society. It is done without regard for others, and is the ego screaming at full strength by the person speaking or writing the words.
How much better we could be if we learned to respect one another. How much better could we be if we thought a moment before we opened our mouth or commented online. How much better could we be if communication was a perfected art, rather than the lowest common denominator.
My question to you that I leave is, how do you watch what you say? Do you monitor it and are respectful, or do you let it rip - especially online? Comment below and let me know. I'd love to hear from you.
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