HOWTO: Write without offending

It is very difficult to write about a moral position without offending someone. is probably right: I should just keep my mouth shut, or, in the case of this blog, not purposefully post incendiary statements. I’ll try to do that more in the future. For now, though, and I have been having a very heated discussion about what I wrote. While she agrees with my practical reasons for two parents, she disagrees with the way I expressed it. She and others said I came across as “smug”. This leaves me confused. I don’t think I’m better than others. I admit I’ve had a blessed, and, in many ways, privileged life. I don’t think this makes me better than anyone else. I don’t think this makes anyone else less “worthy” than me. But still, that seems to be the sentiment I convey to many people. It could well be that I’ve been so isolated in my experience that I can’t convey to others the practical reasons for two parents, so I’ve challenged to do it without offending people. Her background is completely different than mine. She may have a better chance of writing about this subject without offending others. I still think it is nigh-on impossible to write that children need two parents without offending people, but if she manages to do it, I’ll gladly admit it. (Update: She did it.)

3 thoughts on “HOWTO: Write without offending”

  1. hello i am so sorry that i stopped replying to your e-mails and comments! i got sidetracked and stopped paying attention but would you still be interested in accepting payments or something from users? 🙂 i could give you money on a monthly basis if it would be enough to raise the userpic count on certain accounts and maybe fix the issue with interests linking up when they match! the reason i registered so many accounts on my e-mail is that some of them are for friends of mine, by the way since i just realized that you asked :{

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