Yesterday on Twitter I responded to Forian: There is a fine line between involvement and adding to the collective noise. Looking back at my tweets from the past two weeks, I realized that I’m the kettle calling the pot black. The content that I placed out there simply adds to the noise and doesn’t have anything too productive or change-making to it. And petty complaining increases the noise level further. Being involved is not commenting on every single blog post you read or making your opinion on all matters known to anyone who will listen. Being involved is contributing a fresh idea, a new perspective, or explaining a dissenting view in a constructive (rather than condemning) manner. Comments of “Yeah! I agree,” add nothing to a conversation. I make no guarantees for comments on my own blog, but I will always restrain myself from adding drivel to another’s blog. Agreement is great, but state the reason why. Disagreement is better since learning will happen (so long as the ears and mind remain open).
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