does not mean totally rejecting our own interest or neglecting
ourselves, this is a misunderstanding. In fact, the kind of altruism
that focuses on the well-being of others arises from a very courageous
mind, an expansive attitude and a strong sense of self confidence - so
much so that the person is capable of challenging the self-cherishing
and self-centeredness that tends to rule our lives. ~ Dalai Lama
"You know, it's not more knowledge, it's not more
education, it's not more facts that we need. It's a better use of what we
already have that we need to have. You have each and every one of you, within
your potential power right now to do a wonderful job in your chosen field - if
you would only embrace it and use it."
Why is it that people think that they can behave badly or be rude when posting comments or responding to online posts by others?? Just because you are not face to face with a person doesn't give any anyone the right to forget your manners and social ettiquette.
With the evolution of technology and the ability to communicate via many various means, many people seem to have lost sight of the basic skills required. Social ettiquete now requires "nettiquette" which is the behaviour one should display when using the internet to chat or post messages.
My philosophy is that you should speak to people the way you wish to be spoken to. When it comes down to communicating / social networking it's just the same as sitting in the same room as a group of people only that it is a far larger group and what you say and how you behave is seen by more people. You are putting yourself out there and what you say or do represents you. It is important to consider how your comments, statements and behaviour will be perceived. If you want to be heard and respected the proper netiquette is necessary.
Our parents and teachers taught us the the practice of good manners - being polite and helpful,
being kind and not aggressive, being mindful of the fact that others
may see things differently than ourselves. Netiquette is no different. Being polite to others is all the more important
on the net because there are no facial expressions tone of voice or body language to help
us understand another person, as there is in face to face meetings.
I say ...
if you wouldn't say something to someone in person then why be a coward and post it?
if you don't have anything nice to say then DON'T say it at all
sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something
Freedom of expression should not be at the expense of good manners.
"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If
I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is
possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On
the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it. I shall
surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the
Mahatma Gandhi1869-1948, Indian Nationalist Leader