In a world where we want others to tolerate us and mind their own business, we like to indulge in one element of society that invites the complete opposite. There are things we won’t say to our friends, our parents, our boss, or even people we don’t like, but we post it on the internet for the world to see.
It still amazes me how often people are surprised when others take what might seem personal and make it a global catastrophe. “I didn’t mean that,” they say. “I’m entitled to my opinion.” “I’m just venting.” Social media is both inviting and dangerous, and we need to think about what we post or respond to.