“Who you are speaks so loudly I can not hear what you are saying.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can not hide on Twitter.

And this is a good thing.

Some think not.

They go to Twitter, punch in their thoughts and are shocked (SHOCKED!) when someone disagrees or simply offers an alternative view.

No one is perfect.

But it seems that many of us have been living in pretty little bubbles of ideal isolation.

One Twitter prick and that bubble has burst.

Happens all the time.

Sometimes you’re the prick, sometimes the prickee.

Bottom line…

Life is too short to spend it defending your precious ego.

And your mother didn’t raise a mute.

In Jean Paul Sartre‘s famous one-act play No Exit, the line “Hell is other people” is always misinterpreted as Hell simply being the existence of other people in your life.


The Hell part is people in your life who see you without the makeup, the window dressing.



Maybe right sometimes.

That’s why Twitter can be the ultimate reality check.

You go about your life, saying what you want, to people who either don’t have the desire nor theĀ  courage to disagree with you, come to Twitter, start blurting again and WHAM!

This happens.

Tweet away but don’t be surprised if others disagree.

And take no offense.

We’re all in it together.

And yes, there is an exit.