“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Did you ever notice that everyone seems or "presents" much better on text and email? This became super clear to me many years ago when we had our restaurant in Newton corner. I had some speakers coming in and we had an awesome online relationship, and then when we met in person it was -- uh --awkward. They were nothing like how they had been online.
Fast-forward because back then we weren't even texting.
Now it's all about texting and emoticons, and people can make anything seem pretty damn good. Even "I have the flu." Because they stick in that cute little emoticon at the end of the statement and somehow it don't look or seem so bad. But the flu sucks!
I realized yesterday that this ain't a bad thing. At all.
Have you ever had a fight with someone on text? I think it's much better than live, and here's why. You aren't as reactive. You can use emoticons. And you tend to type slower than you talk – unless you use Siri like me -- and even if you use Siri, you still have to proof it before you send it because you know sometimes Siri messes up yo' words real bad.
The point is there is some pause. So you are less reactive.
Usually when we do things or say things we regret it's because we are impetuous.
So fighting on text? I'm all for it!
I'd rather we didn't fight at all of course, but hey, we're human.
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5