History News Network | On President’s Day Let’s Remember Lincoln for This

James Tuten writes: “Candidate Ben Carson pointed out in a debate that the comments section for online articles revel in mean-spiritedness. I agree with him. They inevitably disappoint me, make me cringe, even anger me. It is clear that many people do not begin to read pieces in a fair or open way. They have an opinion of the writer, the publisher, the topic or at least boxes to put them in and toward which they direct disdain, rage or worse, genuine hatred. Abraham Lincoln had the temperament to make it a practice to behave differently. Not always, but frequently he practiced mercy.”

I can’t think of a better way to honor Lincoln, and to hopefully inspire the rest of us to be more charitably toward others, particularly online!  It would make us better as individuals and the world a better place for all of us.

 

Source: History News Network | On President’s Day Let’s Remember Lincoln for This

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