They say before you start a war. . .

…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?

Actual tweet. Possibly starting a 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.

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