Neither negative nor alarmist
Posted July 30, 2015on:
If I had to guess, most neutrals reading my tweets and blog entries might think I am being negative or even alarmist.
I am neither. I am just providing critical responses to uncritical reports, uninformed newspaper journalists, snake oil vendors, etc.
Why do this? I have two views. One is this.
I have travelled ahead and I see that the bridge is out. It is my responsibility to tell you not to take that route. I will use strong words and I might even try to block you. But it is up to you whether to continue on that path.
My other view is this.
On certain matters, I have a bird’s eye view. This means I can see the bigger or different picture, and I can make out details even from a distance.
If I can help you see something you cannot, why would you not want me to point it out? If I can see that the bridge is out, do I not have a duty to inform?
So go ahead, dull your senses, and call me negative or alarmist. Just know this: If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Words do not matter; actions do.