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@PointA_PointB @Ken Carlson The thoughts are mutual. Also-thanks for the info on how I misused conscience instead of conscious in my comment.
2 years ago on Didn’t Get the Gig? Maybe It’s ‘Cause Ur Illiterate
My grandma Ruth Alvar was a high school english teacher and I come from a family of "pointer-outers." You know, the people that love to point out when you didn't technically do it just right. I could be the worst "pointer-outer" of them all. I so love to be right.
This has made me particularly conscience of my writing--and conscience of other's writing as well. I especially despise the fatal flaws that you are talking about Catherine.
I still cringe when I see my nieces and nephews who are in their 20s spell so atrociously that my grandmother would turn over in her grave.
On the other hand, in my desire to move towards a more loving and accepting existence, I want to sit in a place of non-judgement. At a minimum, I want don't want to sit in a place where I think I am better than someone else. Years of training has taught me that I am right and they are wrong. Technically, maybe I am right but does that make me better than them?
I think too often I label what someone is doing as incorrect yet I make no effort to lead in that moment. In the future, instead of assuming they are ignorant--I should send them a note letting them know that their writing could show some improvement. This might risk a relationship yet it is exactly the type of feedback I would want from people that care about me. If I come from a place of leading--I think I'll come alongside people instead of labeling them as incompetent or stupid.
I'm so glad this comment field is so long. I didn't think I had this much to say about this topic. Thanks Catherine for writing this, I think it spurred something in me about how I view people who make writing mistakes and it helped me work through what I will do on a go forward basis!