There's A Difference

David Chartier:

[There’s a difference] between screaming about a complaint you have in your favorite-but-obscure corner of the web, and telling someone who has a much better chance of doing something about it.

Long-time readers will recognize this as one of the most recurrent themes of my writing. Nothing upsets me more than to perceive rampant negativity and ignorance spewing from the pages of a non-contributing, self-centered person (or, indeed, persons).

Producing thoughtful criticism is a difficult art to hone — vehement and vicious attacks are most certainly not.

Mr. Chartier’s list is consistently relevant, and aptly concise, but I’d highly recommend paying attention to the final point. It bears significance for all aspects of life.