Between the stimulus and the response

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

  • Viktor E. Frankl

I try to write as clearly and unambiguously in my posts as I can, but sometimes the comments that people leave really come out of left field and appear to have little to do with my original post. They seem more to do with the sensitivities or current challenges of the person commenting than with anything I have written. Sometimes they even express annoyance at things I didn't say!

The internet has always made it too easy to fire off a quick response, whether that ill considered email reply that you immediately regret, or an over-reaction that starts a flame war.

It's worth remembering that our reactions to what we see or read online have consequences. They are our volume control on mob rule. We should use that volume control with care.