Going out on a limb

I got a message from Brian Sweeney the other day - publisher of The NZ Edge blog and spin doc for for Kevin Roberts. He took exception to my post about my comment on his blog that he failed to publish.

I wrote a post about how I think that any thought should be published (unless it is in some way vile by community standards - bad language, spam...those kinds of things). I put great deal of thought and effort into my comment and, in doing so added value to his community. I never claimed it was right, but simply a part of a discussion.

In short, I thought it reasonable to expect that my response would be posted.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, a Toltec Wisdom Book

Well, I am reminded once again of the excellent little book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, a Toltec Wisdom Book.
Number 3 is:

Don't make assumptions.

In his reply Mr Sweeney said that it had merely been an oversight and that the comment had subsequently been published. I felt I had been a bit harsh on him so the caboose on that little train of thought is my apology - I am sorry if I was offensive. There's no need for that kind of nonsense.


  1. Anonymous11:30 am

    reminds me of that old proverb...
    'tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"

    No offence intended of course. It's just that in this modern age it's so easy to communicate - sometimes a little too easy!

  2. Yes it's true.
    Thanks for your note and continued interest.



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