Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule

Many people are so frustrated with the Trump Administration they’ve resorted to posting dark humor at the president’s (sic) expense on social media.  Most of the humor isn’t creepy enough to warrant a visit from the authorities, but even then there are standards to observe.  Those standards have nothing to do with the way we feel about Donald Trump or anyone else.  They’re just unwritten rules making it clear that good people take care not to cause harm, and that conflicts are best handled when acting on experience, not emotion. Yesterday, I used Windows 10 tools to alter screenshots of two … Continue reading Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule

Good People Are Sensitive. Bullies Are Just Thin-Skinned

Maybe the title of this post oversimplifies things. The topic is embarrassing photos.  People with integrity won’t snap pictures of someone’s most humiliating moments and post them online, and I wish we could get that message across to the juvenile types who haven’t grasped the concept. When a man gets an inopportune erection or a woman has a menstrual bleed-through, the best people (of any age)  will either pretend not to notice or do something to protect the unfortunate person.  It isn’t unheard of for two women to be seen walking, one close behind the other, to the restroom.  Don’t … Continue reading Good People Are Sensitive. Bullies Are Just Thin-Skinned