Scaredy Cat | Say It To My Face

2c20ea665f34d9b2bbabb7afec00fb44I am so aggravated with these scaredy cats posting these vague comments on various social media sites. If you are going to say something, then say it loud and proud. Don’t hide behind the guise of an online post. As a society we need to watch the Wizard of Oz, and learn something from the Cowardly Lion. He was a scaredy cat at one time, but he found his voice to stand up and own his actions.

The act of businesses or individuals condemning or critiquing others is so sad to me. A vague comment with zero substance is posted in an attempt to degrade or appear better than others. They intentionally leave out certain information or misrepresent situations to appear superior. There is just enough passive aggressive intent to sully the other party, but an unwillingness to stand up publicly. The scaredy cat takes refuge in the blanket of unspecified comments to sway public opinion without facts.

I am sure that by reading this that you assume I am describing immature high school students. But sadly, I have to inform you that this is how adults and “business professionals” act. Social media has been great in allowing an individual to feel like they have a voice. Unfortunately, there are others that take a platform to undermine and disrespect others in a public forum in a passive aggressive nature. It just seems to childish and unnecessary to me.

For example: “I am not going to say who this is, because I am too nice, but they are pretty terrible. Just sayin’.”

Yes, I know. Before you get on your high horse, I am doing the same thing with this article. I am calling myself out. I am a scaredy cat. I hope that satisfies the social media critics.

I am an adult, and I am perfectly capable of having a conversation even, if we disagree on a topic. I would simply ask that you have the courage to “say it to my face.” Be honest, be professional, be transparent, be an asset to your community, be courageous enough to no longer be a scaredy cat.

About Tom Harness

Tom Harness is the owner of Harness Digital Marketing, a digital marketing firm that works with businesses and organizations on Social Media, SEO, and Email Marketing. He is an entrepreneur and business owner with 20 years of combined experience in Education, IT, and Business. Tom is a U.S. Army Veteran and a Southern Illinois University alum. He also enjoys craft beers, his beloved Chicago Cubs, and his family.

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