On The Line | No. 41

Happy Friday, friends! It's hard to believe that we are in the last three months of 2017. It's kind of crazy to think that the holidays are coming up. How have you been? I've been a bit busy at work which has left me a bit tired and, unfortunately, that translated into minimal posts on SMT. As much as we might want to, we can't do everything. Sometimes we have to listen to our minds and bodies and just chill. However, my goal is to end the year strong so that means lots of content, some fun holiday treats, and hopefully the launch of a couple exciting things I've been working on behind the scenes. So stayed tuned for that ;) 

What do you think of today's On The Line words of wisdom?

Don't Raise Your Voice. Improve Your Argument. I know that we've all been in those situations where you're having a casual conversation with someone when one person starts raising their voice to get their point across. This happens out of frustration that one of you may not be understanding what they are saying or out of a need to prove that their opinion, choice, and thoughts are the right ones. It seems this action of raising our voices is getting more prevalent whether it's coming from an individual person or a crowd these days. Sadly, often times this elevation leads to anger which then leads to something more dangerous than a verbal discussion, like a physical altercation. Today's political climate and the issues that many people feel strongly and passionate about lends to more of these types of elevated conversations but we all need to take a step back for a minute. It's important for people to communicate and talk about things going on in their lives and in the world. However, being the louder voice isn't the best way to go about getting your point across especially if you are discussing something that you may not be that familiar with. It's not about being right or wrong. We are a society where everyone has the right to their own opinion and we should be able to have them and still be considerate and nice to others if they differ. I've been part of these conversations and I think when it comes to issues discussed in the media, people are quick to just read headlines, the first few sentences of an article, or listen to a 30-second segment and take that information at face value. I'm not saying that the information is wrong but it's not always right. Take the time to educate yourself and become knowledge of the facts yourself. Do your research and come to your own conclusions so that you can grab the attention with your knowledge and not the level of your voice.  The loudest person in the room isn't always right.

 
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Around The Web

The internet is full of awesome, beautiful, and strange things; wouldn't you agree? I'm pulling my favs and sharing them with you.  I've rounded up my top loved links from stories, recipes, style, animal cuteness...basically anything and everything. Some old, some new, some you may have already seen but nonetheless something to take your mind off that daily grind.  So grab your cup of coffee or cocktail (it's never to early) and click away. Cheers. 

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