How would your define Discretion? If you don't know what it means, then how in the world can you develop that character in your life? I looked the word up in three different sources and they all have something in common...you! You are responsible for your good or bad judgement. You have the power to make decisions in a responsible way or in a way that can be offensive to other people. Take a look at these definitions and think about how you see the term discretion and if you think it is important to you. Let me just say...it should be!
Sometimes a person should just leave well enough alone. Why would it be important to others to share things about someone that could be damaging to their character or just them as human beings? Let me give you an example of someone with no discretion... I get so aggravated when I read certain things on facebook or twitter where someone has appointed themselves both judge and jury on a particular situation/person. Whether these statements are true or false is not even the issue...the issue is that the individual doing the sharing gives no thought or doesn't care about the consequences of their opinion. They show NO discretion by just blurting out this all important judgmental rant. Most of the time, I truly believe this is just an attention getter on their part...but come on...check your motives...is it worth hurting someone?
I may not be the best at this character of discretion as I should be, but by golly I'm going to try to be more discretionary about my comments and opinions before I share them. Hope you will too! Whew! I'm done now! LOL.
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