The Kaleidoscope Room

I read an article this week, written by a man I greatly admire, about the use of words and their effect on others. After reading it, I felt compelled to respond, by reflecting on my own experiences of this topic, to see how I have coped with it, and what it all means; not just for myself, but hopefully for others who read this too who might have gone through similar experiences.

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What struck me most in the article was the issue of accountability. It seems that in this new online world, it is common practice for people to behave with no sense of accountability; that they should not be held responsible for the effect their words have on others. To say antagonistic things, not out of any sense of challenging or inspiring debate, but just because they can. Of course we never can tell the true effect our words…

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