Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Forked tongues and tricks of the light

Sometimes, in social conflict, it's hard to resist the temptation to choose your favorites, pick a side, and involve yourself in what's going on. As the cliche goes, it's the game of he-said, she-said, and it gets ugly, fast.

If you lack the ability to stay out of someone else's bullshit, delete them from your Friendster list. Contrary to what some feel, this isn't a popularity game, nor is it a breeding ground for those who want to plant the seeds of drama.

Remember -- if you can't say it to someone's face, don't say it at all. If you're going to play the game of forwarding-the-email, be open about it. Whispering in the corner does nothing to solve a problem. Brandishing that knife behind your back does nothing to brighten your smile.