Something I really don’t like about certain elements in the the IM crowd is the way some people feel they have a right to ‘Put Others Down’
I recently read an article about a friend of mine. A gentleman with integrity a mile long.
He has been marketing full-time online for almost 20 years. The guy has a heart of gold and would walk over broken glass before he would say or do anything to harm another person.
Anyway, a so-called “Expert” poked fun at his blog and was sneering about how unprofessional it looked.
He really stabbed my friend in the back in an effort to make himself look good.
The next thing he had folk coming out of the woodwork to add their snide and negative comments.
I decided to personally contact 3 of these individuals and ask if they knew the integrity and character of the guy they were mocking?
None of them had ever met him, spoken to him, or bought any of his products!
And yes they were caustic, sarcastic and venomous in their comments.
I asked each individual if they considered it even remotely an act of integrity to join in what amounts to “Sticking the cyber boot into someone” who for all intents and purposes, they knew absolutely nothing whatsoever about?
Not a one of them had the guts to admit that what they had said was inexcusable, gutless and lacking in common decency and respect.
I didn’t bother to tell them that my friend has been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in combined sales.
FACT: Gossip is the intellectual refuge of moral and ethical Pygmies.
Gossip is corrosive and destructive. It is definitely NOT anything to be proud about. It is rooted in insecurity, jealously and resentment.
And it is definitely the pathway to the dark side.
A SUGGESTION: Instead of putting people down, we can always choose to be known as people who encourage, inspire, motivate, edify and uplift!
Because surely there is enough hate in the world without using petty gossip to add to it.
Besides, if you can’t say anything nice about someone, you could at least keep your big mouth shut!