R = Rude
I've been just shadowing the A to Z - not doing official posts. But here's my Friday R contribution.
In this day and age, a certain someone (sadly) has been a HUGE influence on proper decorum. Now I'll admit, maybe I'm just not in step with 2018 morals, accepted behavior, and current code of conduct. That's fine by me. I do not participate in Twitter, and from what I read in sound bites, I'm judging it as appalling. This is strictly MY opinion. I'm not a hot demographic - I'm not in the "base" (thank goodness - again, my opinion). But, I personally cannot see where total rudeness wins. Why be ugly just to be ugly?
Anyway, here are some quotes that I felt applied to the topic of Rudeness:
All words are pegs to hang ideas on - Henry Ward Beecher 1887
A Deluge of Words, and a Drop of Sense - Thomas Fuller 1732
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, the the hands of one who knows how to combine them - Nathaniel Hawthorne 1847
All our words from loose using have lost their edge - Ernest Hemingway 1932
You can stroke people with words - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1945
A word out of season may mar a whole life - saying (Greek)
Have a super good weekend, and ponder what you say, what you read, and how you interpret words.
Take care, my friends
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