Someone offends us these days and we can instantly respond with a tweet, post, text, or even a photo. Folks listen up; once your knee jerk reaction hits cyber-space it’s too late to take it back.
President Eisenhower had a 24 hour rule he lived by. When he received a correspondence that upset him, he would respond with a letter. But before he mailed it, he would put it in his desk and hold off sending it for 24 hours. At the conclusion of his Presidency, his desk was full of unsent letters. Everyone would be well served if they had their own 24 hour social media rule.
Take Away: We would be well served to have our own 24 hour social media rule.