A friend challenged me last week to be more edgy in my posts. Â Why though? Here is some back story. Â I am passionate about a few things. I use this blog to vet out those passions and thoughts. Â Some posts are wrought out of frustration. Sometimes I just need to air an idea. Â It usually unfolds like this. I writeÂ uneditedÂ (kind of like now) getting the words onÂ the page. Â I don’t hold anything back. Â I edit a draft once or twice. Â If it is a topic that might be sensitive, or I am struggling with flow, I will ask my wife to take a look at it. Â She willÂ usuallyÂ point out a snarky or elitist tone. Neither of which are my intent. I used to get defensive, arguing that sheÂ didn’tÂ get my point,Â thatÂ I was being contrary on purpose. Â I have softened to her wisdom though. She will remind me that people listen to calm and cool over hot head and stupid. Â And she is correct. Â She will remind me that we don’t speak to each other or our children in that manner, so why would we want to address the world any different.
So back to my friends comment? Â Am I holding back? Â Is it better to be inciting and blunt or does calm and convincing foster action? Â To be honest I still struggle with this. Â Do you?