Tuesday, August 22, 2006

thanks for caring

It takes a fair bit of time and emotional energy to raise concern and voice dissent. I mean, most people don’t like conflict and don’t like to rock the boat.

So when they do, it will generally cost them something. And they wouldn’t pay that price unless they cared. Next time someone voices dissent, I wonder if we should be saying “thanks for caring” before we get all huffy and uptight.

Note: I think that this rule applies differently depending on the media. I suspect it is a lot easier to launch a drive by shooting on blog and forum, than on paper and in article. So I think the type of media used can say something about the level of caring.

Posted by steve at 12:02 PM


  1. I wrote an email to two parlimentarians, but I probably wouldn’t have if it was ordinary mail.

    Clayton Cosgrove thanked me for writing despite disagreeing with him because he thinks this country needs a bit of debate..

    Comment by Andrew Brown — August 22, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

  2. Apathy is a killer. I’ve been cursed with caring and it hurts all over… and sometimes it bursts out in aweful unintended ways. I’d welcome a slam or two as long as engagement proceeded. I’m tired of empty nods.

    Comment by Keith — August 26, 2006 @ 2:39 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.