No, it’s not what you think...it’s not about what others might say.
The other day while commenting, my little fingers were just whizzing away. It wasn’t anything that was negative or derogatory...not at all.
But I stopped and asked myself...Is all this really necessary? I’d already made a comment that showed I’d actually read the post.
And more to the point, what I was writing was extraneous or perhaps just added fluff to my comment.
And so, I reread my comment and decided to backspace and delete the extra words.
I asked myself if what I added would matter to the author or add anything to the conversation other than the one going on in my head. (one of many) I asked myself if what I added would be of interest to others reading my comment (assuming that anyone would read it)
The point is, when you are tempted to say something, ask yourself if it’s to add to the conversation or to add to your ego.
There are times when less is more than enough.
Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare