In the Internet age we are learning the danger of the instant response. In today’s world anything on the web is considered fair game. There is no privacy. Period.
They tell me that President Abraham Lincoln when returning letters concerning a person or subject that upset him, would write the letter and then sleep on it prior to mailing it. He said that upon awakening, reading his missile aloud, he would, more often than not, throw the letter into the wastebasket.
In many instances in any sort of media, news releases, etc. are read aloud prior to broadcasting. A notable exception the other day was the newscaster that read the names of the Asiana Airlines pilots, only to discover the names were a hoax. A vulgar one at that, and the station, along with the NTSB, failed to catch the vulgar, racist names.
In this Nano second age I am forever letting the technology get ahead of me. Oral Deckard proofs my letters most of the time. I often send a note, letter enclosed. The problem is I forget to enclose the letter. I know when he replies “No corrections” that I haven’t progressed that much, but have failed to paste the letter.
On things of importance I do NOT instantly reply. I have learned better. Most of the time.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
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