Today's thought

Internet restraint

Extremely underrated skill: Keeping your mouth shut.

Many of life’s opportunities are missed because of fearful inaction — but conversely, many of life’s problems are caused by a lack of restraint. Simply having the awareness and willpower to hold yourself back in heated moments will save you (and everyone) a lot of frustration.

It goes beyond the cliché: “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” — as a functioning, able-minded adult, you need to consider the context and further-reaching results of what you choose to say online. Do future you (and again, everyone) a solid by not saying that snarky, unkind, or straight up stupid thing that drifts into your mind while emotional.

Because the internet is forever. So, act like it.

Extremely underrated skill: Keeping your mouth shut.

Many of life’s opportunities are missed because of fearful inaction — but conversely, many of life’s problems are caused by a lack of restraint. Simply having the awareness and willpower to hold yourself back in heated moments will save you (and everyone) a lot of frustration.

It goes beyond the cliché: “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” — as a functioning, able-minded adult, you need to consider the context and further-reaching results of what you choose to say online. Do future you (and again, everyone) a solid by not saying that snarky, unkind, or straight up stupid thing that drifts into your mind while emotional.

Because the internet is forever. So, act like it.

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