A Note On Personal Communication

Hi everyone!

Yesterday’s post has me thinking about the ramifications of what we write – of the impact of words. This blog is about impact, just as the other ‘stuff’ that I write is also about impact. A positive impact.

I would like to encourage all of you to see and understand the impact of the words that you write. Each of us represents something. You certainly follow some kind of political ideology. You have adopted a way of life. You have a philosophy. You have moral values worth admiring. You may even be (I hope) a person of faith.

I encourage each and every one of you to represent those characteristics in as positive a light as possible. Be a good representative of what you feel to be the ‘right way’.

We often let our enthusiasm get the better of us, and find that we have not been the best representative of our ideals. I routinely fail in this area, so I cannot throw stones. But, I do encourage those of you who comment here to remember that there are those who read this blog that do not believe in what you think of as ‘the right way’.

People of every religion and political ideology read these entries and benefit from your comments. Please make sure that the words that you choose and the tenor of your arguments reflect the best aspects of your way of life.

And while you do that, remember that I am grateful for your input.

       – John Little

6 thoughts on “A Note On Personal Communication”

  1. Well, I think you’ve got a nice group of readers here..all 5 of them:)
    At least I hope that is true, or I wouldn’t post:) Seriously.
    We care and share and love everyone and eat salad here:)

    You are still in my prayers, Yossi

  2. How does that saying go? “You can please some of the people, some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but not all of the people all of the time”. Everyone has a different background
    from which their opinions are formed. Sometimes, they are even formed around facts! But, some people don’t want to be confused with the facts.

    Your point is well taken, however, and I agree that we should earnestly try to be the best representative of our ideals, but realize that even then, some are still going to disagree or chose to be offended. I have heard people attempt to make a point with such political correctness and carefulness so as not to offend anyone, that when they stopped speaking, no one listening understood what they had just heard. I think that due to todays climate, we are all being neutralized by certain factions (mainly religious).

    I guess the biggest lesson to come out of the “Imus” situation is to understand that we absolutely have freedom of speech, but not all things should be spoken.

    Keep up the good work John. You are a wise man.

  3. words are powerful all right…both written and spoken…and can’t be taken back…but they can move a mountain and who knows who’s life will be changed for the better by being forced to think…you tell em friend…stay safe my dear and can’t wait till your home again

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