I try to say what I mean without ever being mean.
Some people would call that being diplomatic.
I am dedicated to being truthful and I do believe that facts are important and exist independently of opinions.
I get perturbed when people confuse fact and opinion. I do, however, always try to respond in a civil way, even if someone is not being civil in their own remarks.
And, if nothing else, I rely on the old saying, “If you can’t say something nice, say nothing.” I remember learning this as a song when I was seven or eight. Fifty years later, it is still useful advice.
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “mean(s)”. Join us! Find out how here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/11/09/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-