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    • Here’s why the quote is meaningful to me. Many years ago I was aware of someone else’s bad behavior, but said nothing. The bad behavior went on for years. People were hurt. Finally I realized that, by being silent, I enabled the bad behavior. I spoke up. It was messy, but it did change things for the better in the long run.

  1. Love this – I can totally relate. There are many situations that I am in where I think: we’re all just playing a game here, some kind of act of social manners, but then I think that unless I say something I am just one of the actors.

    • I learned the lesson of the quote the hard way. Many years ago I was aware of someone else’s bad behavior, but said nothing. The bad behavior went on for years. People were hurt. Finally I realized that, by being silent, I may as well be the perpetrator myself because I was doing nothing to stop it.

      • I know about learning the hard way – wrote about that in my blog this week. But you know what’s become clear is that it’s the learning part which is the most important thing – and no-one said learning was easy!!

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