I will bet that a lot of you have made “New Year’s Resolutions”. Here we are a couple of weeks into 2016, and I would not be so surprised if many have not already given up their resolutions.
My challenge for this new year? I will try not to speak so negatively about others. (Even if they are employed as managers and directors in the recording industry.) … um … er … Darn, I almost broke my vow already …
Look, I am not very religious…
Comedic director Mel Brooks once quipped “I’m not very religious, but I AM very Jewish.” I feel the same way as Mr. Brooks, except that I will add that I am not Jewish. The best I can do for you is offer up a little “deli wisdom” once in a while.
Today, I want to share this video narrated by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. He makes some very good points about speaking fairly when talking about about other people. To paraphrase: He says that just because what you have to say about someone is TRUE does not make it morally right to say … especially if it might harm that someone.
Could I go 24-hours without bad-mouthing someone? … and what if someone brings up the topic of record industry weasels and their lawyers?
Well, better I should hold my tongue.
Starlight: I wonder if they have tongue at my local deli?