…you better know what you’re fighting for.
When you correct someone’s grammar on twitter, what are you fighting for?
What are you fighting for when you slam a business on Facebook?
When you gossip or spread rumors (and I’m great at both), what’s your war?
These are just a few examples of ways you can start wars, but one question is the same for all of them: what are you fighting for?
Are you fighting a war on bad grammar? Fighting a war against poor customer service? Waging a battle against truth? Or are you satisfying some other, more personal need?
I know that when I gossip, it’s not because I hate the truth. It’s because I hate something inside myself.
Look, I’m not a life coach or a therapist, but I do know that all of these actions are choices. And, by making the simple choice to not do those things – to not start a war – we have the power to avoid making someone’s day worse.
Oh, and thanks to The Cab for the lyrics that started the thought that turned into a blog.