If you don’t want it in the paper, then don’t do it.
If you don’t want to be quoted, if you don’t want it repeated, then don’t say it.
And we might also add, if you don’t want it on your conscience, don’t do it.
If you don’t want it in your life at all, then don’t do it.
We live in a world of causes and consequences (and instant access to everything and anything anyone and everyone does). Our record is always with us. If you don’t want it printed or repeated or to become a permanent part of the record of your life—don’t do it, don’t say it. Does this make sense?
We could also file this under ‘accountability’ and ‘personal responsibility.’ Two more characteristics hard to find these days.
Here’s the one million dollar question: How do we get this, to every person in the world, for a New Year’s type ‘resolution,’ for each and every one of us to implement, ASAP?