This quote has been making its rounds on social media networks. It’s mistakenly believed to be by Dr. Seuss but is correctly attributed to Bernard M. Baruch, a presidential advisor to Franklin Deleno Roosevelt. Bernard said, “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” about his dinner party seating arrangements.
In any event, I shared the viral quote myself but added that some of those who mind DO matter when they’re people you work for or with. You absolutely need to watch what you say in public. Freedom of Speech is great, but that doesn’t mean we should throw tact and class out the window. Filtering is a good thing!
The use of tact goes for those who are offended by what someone else says. Whether or not tact was used when the offending statement or speech was delivered, those speaking in defense should be tactful in their rebuttal. It really is that simple, folks!
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