“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
Social media has given access to millions of people around the world of a way to “be heard”. That could be a positive thing if we have something worth hearing. If we don’t, we shouldn’t speak, certainly not in a “public” forum. In the good ole days, to be heard by the town a man had to stand in front of his friends, neighbors and co-workers and say his peace.
Today, we can hide behind avatars, websites and hundreds of miles to “confront” someone for how we believe they have misstepped.
The majority of our opinion statements would never happen if they had to be made face to face. Its the insulation of anonymity that has licensed us to be so “bold” in our comments. Truly what has happened?
The fool has been given plenty space to prove how foolish he is.
So though we all have opinions that doesn’t mean we all need to be heard on every subject. Especially when some understanding may be lacking…