We need to be careful, folks...
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@RND3.INDY.TCE.COM)
Sun, 2 Apr 1995 10:17:00 PDT
Chuck Bramlet expresses many things that I have been feeling lately.
There were several good examples of replies to Sam that disagreed
but were civil and non-threatening. I know over the years I have been
guilty of offending with e-mail when it wasn't intended. Sometimes I
forget that the same words, when reduced to print and stripped of
body language and voice inflections, comes across sounding more
harsh than intended. As an engineer I try to be succinct and that also
results in a harsher tone than intended.
As Scouts, we must have the courage to disagree with others and
stand up for what we believe is right. However, that disagreement usually
does not require us to be hostile at the same time. And if someone's
post comes across as hostile, maybe they didn't intend it that way. So
be a little more thick skin and don't be offended so easily and threaten
to unsubscribe just because someone disagreed with you.
Just MHO and I promise not to get upset if you disagree.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City