Think Before You Write

I grew up in a time when mail was something the post office delivered. Phones didn’t take pictures, connect me to hundreds of friends, or fit in my pocket. They had dials and were bolted to a wall. “Mobile” phones meant you had a 6+ foot cord attached to the box.

Today the written word has replaced verbal conversation in so many instances it’s high time we expand the old “think before you speak” adage to include what we put in an email, text, or post for all the world to see. Body language, inflection, and all the other nonverbal cues in a traditional conversation are lost when you type your words on a screen and hit “send” making it critical we choose our words carefully.

THINK before you WRITE!

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