So, in a completely related tangent/rant, here I go...
If you are going to make a comment - whether online or in real life -
Own what you say
Plain and simple.
Some additional thoughts:
- I welcome other people's opinions. Many times I learn a great deal about the topic at hand through the other person's words...other times I discover more about my side of the argument. All I ask is for you to be educated about what you say - do your homework.
- I hate the phrase "no offense." Plain and simple: If you didn't mean it, you wouldn't have said it. And if you inadvertently offended someone with your words: a) apologize and b) choose your words better next time.
That feels better. Now, onward!