#6 – Don’t ask, don’t tell.
Such a simple and overlooked rule. It comes off negative sometimes as well which is probably why so many people choose to shy away from it. However, this rule went out the door as soon as social media became a thing and maybe even before that with cell phones and instant messaging. It was no longer don’t ask, don’t tell and instead it was just tell. Go around telling people everything about your life. Why? Sincerely I do not care what you just ate or where you were last night. If I did care about that stuff guess what, I would have asked you about it! See how this works? Pretty simple. This just means that everybody is going around telling their online “friends” things that they do not need to know nor do they care about. This then creates the impression to the posters that people do care because they don’t know any better. I have said this for a while and I will continue saying it: Giving everybody a voice is social media’s biggest strength and their greatest weakness.
P.S. Back to the self-awareness post, I know I fit this mold perfectly because of this blog but hey, had people not liked it I would have stopped already.