Every day, each one of us has many choices about whether to lift people around us up or tear them down.
For most of us, those choices are local in nature — people we know or meet, interact with face to face, one on one. But for some of us, those choices loom larger, in the social software and systems we design, build, report on, advertise on, fund.
I’m finished with this topic for now. I believe we all need to consider these choices carefully, every day. Respect for everyone who does.
Source: Andreessen’s Tweets – 1,2,3,4
Our words towards others are more powerful than we can imagine. At times, even silence can cut deeply into the souls of others. We must be constantly cognizant of our impact on those around us.