People use phrases like 'just kidding' way too often to try to excuse
things they should not have said in the first place. Slurs or stupid statements
are like death sentences or punishing a child physically, it can't be put
back in the bag if you're wrong.
"Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold,
how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" - James 3:5, KJVToday's "tongue" is the mini keypad on our smartphones. Smokey
the Bear would say, "Only you can prevent emotional forest fires caused by
There are rules of engagement. What is expected, what is accepted and what is
inappropriate. There is a code of conduct. Watch what you say, don't take
what anyone said to heart or personally, never assume anything and always do
your best. Who knows.