I've been musing on this for awhile now, seeing how sometimes we can be quick to jump into the defensive with people over what is more often than not a simple misunderstanding. We're all human and by definition we all make mistakes. That goes the whole way up, from visitors, regulars, lawyers, waitresses and dancers alike through to PD, FD, Reporters, Mods...etc.
This is our DE. For all of us. And it's so much nicer a space when take time to consider each other..Treat each other as friends, even if we've never met becasue we are part of one amazing and fun group. Dont presume the worst when something goes against your perspective. Think on how you would like to be approached when you make a mistake. We all care about our characters and dont want to see them hard done by. So, try when neccessary, to engage with compassion or at the very least an awareness for the power of your words and the way in which you use them.
"Hi, I couldnt help but notice you used x...but really that wouldnt work because y and z."
Mistakes can happen for so many reasons. And most of us are prone to the occasion of misreading. It'd just be nice if we treated each other with kindness. Sometimes people do take advantage but more often than not these things happen in error or miscommunication. Remember none of us are mind-readers and we are all affected by those around us.
More honey less vinegar, innit. 😉
(Just my two cents, obviously)
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