Cultural Quote #376: Being Authentic Online

Don’t say anything to someone online that you wouldn’t say to them in person. One, we are more likely to be rude online since there is no physical presence to act as a deterrent. Two, acting one way online while being another way in real life creates “cognitive dissonance” (a kind of mental stress/anxiety when we entertain two conflicting realities at once).

It follows that being authentic online is good for all parties involved.

Walk In Integrity

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