Older and Wiser
By: Rick Boxx
May 3, 2012
A Pew Internet & American Life Project that focused on people’s social network habits and behaviors discovered that 15% of people aged 18 to 29 had regrets about something they posted online.
Those over 50 years old, however, only had 5% who regretted a past online posting. It seems that with age and experience there is a learned ability to better understand what’s appropriate to be posted.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 teaches, “Words from a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips.”
Not every older person is wise, but they are more likely to have learned from their past mistakes what to say and what not. If you have online regrets in your past consider asking someone older and wiser before hitting “send.”
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