So my FB post asking – Is no response, a response, got many of you thinking and responding –clearly a great response! Thank you for sharing yours – here’s mine.
Disclaimer: Clearly my copyright on the text and not the sentiment. Feel free to choose your decision. But here’re my reasons of why a response, is a must for a response!
Context is King
Unless of course you are a celebrity- a real one- and have a zillion trolls and fans in equal numbers- you obviously don’t have to respond to everyone. Also if you are well aware of the familial politics and choose to best avoid a confrontation- so be it. Here we are talking about generic professional and everyday communication. So there! Also, best to know that we are talking in majority communication, there may be times where we choose to stay mum, well clearly a minority for me.
And why not? Leave the questioner, seeker and enquirer- hanging in mid-air. Why not clarify, why not give reasons to justify your response negative or otherwise. Why not validate the other person’s existence, or are you too far above, all this banal politeness? No, there’s no shortage of time unless of course, we’re running the country. Even he has some time to respond!