We Have An Ethical Responsibility To Our Words …
With much power comes much responsibility… Negativity is so potent, it has profound consequences. If misused or abused, it can be devastating. Doing such a thing, whether intentional or without consideration of the damage it inflicts, is inexcusable, insidious, and unethical (and incidentally, in the major world religions, it is also a major sin.)
An ethical line is deeply violated when one misleads, slanders, gossips, publicly embarrasses, spreads rumors, smears, disgraces or dishonors another. It is not “oops, handslap, I did a bad thing”—it is profoundly base and inflicts enduring damage. Whether or not it is found to be ultimately accurate, it makes little difference because it is already out there. This day and age in the world of real-time social media, the damage is resolute. The bell cannot be un-rung. One cannot force another to un-hear it, forget it, or ignore it. The stigma remains and persists.
Negativity is powerful. Think about it… You probably don’t remember who invented the World Wide Web, but you know well the name behind the orchestration of planes flying into the World Trade Center. We hardly recall someone deemed a nice person, but call them a crook and wow, you and your peers will remember that person (Incidentally, did Nixon just pop into your head too?).
Stigmatism remains; It is how we are wired; it is physiological. A person can regret and be sorry for perpetrating such a careless act, but this does not erase or reverse the damage- not completely.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eric Erenstoft , is a prolific author, futurist, entrepreneur, businessman, GenX’er who has emerged out of this brave new 21st century to disrupt the transactional way of thinking most people default to today when perspective is not properly illuminated.
If you understand the reference: IQ, and EQ, the establishment of a paradigm called The Genome of Elevated Consciousness expands the universal platform to include accessing our Conscious Intelligence. We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as WE are. Conscious Intelligence is the light that illuminates the path, not a path itself.
Conscious intelligence acknowledges that our paths are as unique as our own DNA, and the choices we make- including the choices we may not realize we have, are informed by our thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, experiences, memories, and circumstances. This lays in stark contrast to our path being informed by a prescriptive process dictated by transactional thinking made popular in our previous 20th century: Do this…and get that…. De facto, transactional thinking shuts out our access to conscious intelligence.
Conscious intelligence illuminates rather than prescribes. Our path is for us to discover, explore, choose, and navigate; The Genome of Elevated Consciousness is merely a brilliant torch that illuminates the Way.