September 8, 2013
There is an old adage about looking before you leap. In this era of information overload and quick access it hold even more true than ever. How many of your friends, because I’m sure you would never do this, post alarmist reports or warnings without checking the facts?
Before offering advice or jumping to conclusions, how much research or just old fashioned listening do you do?
Are your words considered and ponder or do they just escape your fingers and mouth without a second consideration?
I must confess, I am too quick to offer opinion or my observations when they have not been requested. And I get frustrated with those who would rather be spoon fed information instead of making the effort to education themselves.
What if, just for one day, we only answered the questions that were directly asked and found the answers to our own questions without asking someone else?
Tomorrow I will make this attempt. I’ll let you know how it goes, but only if you ask.