The Coward Behind the Written Word

Oct 21, 2012 by

There are only two reasons that a person might want to put to print an idea and remain anonymous. A legitimate reason for remaining anonymous might be that an author would not want to be prejudged by previous writings therefore allowing the reader to keep an open mind. Publius, of the Federalist Papers, would be one such example. Even this reasoning is not totally sound because we should always be willing to read and discuss ideas and willing to adopt the most reasonable. But observation tells us that some people are not mature enough to listen as well as make intelligent arguments, so this may be the prudent approach. The second is because they are a coward. Am I being harsh? I think not.

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of websites that allow people to rate, comment, blog, and vent on a number of topics including people. They are useless unless the people making the comments are known. Motivation and interest will always tell the story behind unreasonable thoughts of a coward. The driving forces behind many of these comments are usually petty grudges, immature reactions to not having ones way, or sabotaging the character of those we cannot make a connection with.

If there is a reasonable argument for or against something put a name to it. Be ready to defend your position, vigorously if necessary. If you discover a more reasonable idea adopt it. Nothing can be gained from being ignorant. Do not turn tail and run from your function. That is the mark of a coward. We are reasonable human beings, not smart dogs.

1 Comment

  1. There are some attention-grabbing deadlines on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There’s some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as properly

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