Think Before You Do…Posted: July 24, 2012 | |
There seems to be a lot of different opinions running around on the web lately. At first I did not give it any thought. I figured, that is what all of us are able to do, give different perspectives and ideas on what we think is right . But in the process of my trolling the web, I seem to be reading a lot of comments that are harsh. Some have even generated petitions against what someone else thought was funny, humorous and/or entertaining.
Now a days there is a larger audience to share our thoughts and with that comes responsibility. It also can expose unwanted, unfounded “experts” on how right or wrong the thought is. So it begs the question, who is right? By what standards or level of responsibility do we own when we say what we want?
Each day the rhetoric appears to be a spiraling out of control of what is acceptable to one and not the other. Each person has the right to voice what they want but at what level of engagement does respecting the other side begin? By whose guidelines should each person understand that when debating, arguing or passionately stating an opinion be acceptable?
All that can be said from my point of view is that if one is going to present an opinion, do so with knowing that not everyone is going to agree. Also, look at the source that the information is coming from, it is for entertainment, political, satirical, or another form of writing that is presenting a thought. Know the source, do your homework before passionately condemning the writer. Viewing the web from this perspective could assist in the process of cooling one’s head before spewing one’s own comments.
Remember too, you can always walk away or turn it off.
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