Aaron Swain of Swain’s Musings just posted an extensive interview with Michael English, lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band.? It is a fairly long interview (~26 minutes), so don’t start it thinking this will be a quick one-on-one.? It was great to hear the interview, but I was most taken aback with the last few minutes where Michael was talking about things he read online that were said on blogs & forums that were very hurtful and discouraging.
If you don’t have much time for the interview in it’s entirety, listen closely to the last few minutes and consider your comments and opinions that you might have posted or vented about while online.? Not just about Michael, but in general.? There’s not one thing wrong with offering constructive criticism, but to just blurt out comments off the cuff without thinking of who you might be hurting is just plain wrong and sinful.
We will all certainly be held accountable for ALL actions in this life, and that includes everything we spout off about on the ‘net.? Just because our comments don’t usually have a face to them to the general online public, you can be sure that there is a record of everything we put on the web, both positive and negative.
I can’t imagine being the one that posted something to discourage someone along the way and make them want to or actually give up and quit.? Can you?