Monday, January 21, 2013


Ettiquette seems to be lacking a lot with brain injury. It isn't all the time, but it seems to be quite often. Maybe because this is related to social skills. That is a big area of need. Rather than tackle that, I'll talk about an important lesson in this cartoon.

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.
This is big when it comes to social media etiquette. If you are leaving a comment, it is usually best to say something "nice"...or at least appropriate. APPROPRIATE doesn't mean you have to agree, just that your response is suitable.
This will not only help you now, but later, as those seeing the interaction form opinions. Be aware there are consequences to your actions. (ie. You are a business person. A socially unacceptable answer is seen by customers. They take their business elsewhere.)

It doesn't hurt to talk to your computer screen. I can use all the foul language I want. My computer answer is a smiley face :) . My computer screen won't hurt me later.

Here's a famous man dealing with computer hate mail:

 Not only is it's funny. His only response is to read those mails out loud.