Online Behaviour That Creates Change
Posted on 21 February 2016
• It is better to create allies than to make enemies.
• It is better to educate than to argue.
• If someone is genuinely intractable, do not waste energy on them. State your position clearly and concisely once, and then walk away.
• If someone is causing genuine harm, do your best to get out of their way and/or stop them.
These are mature skills worth developing. There will be times when I can be tired, stressed, or something is simply a hot button and these points are forgotten. Eventually I recognise that it is time to stop. I apologise if need be. I do my best to learn from the experience and move on. For the last one, it’s okay to be scared and seek help or at least support.