A Word of Wisdom in today’s cartoon from Bikeyface…
This reminds me of discussions I’ve had on Twitter and elsewhere:
Lord knows I’ve been guilty of this condescending “More knowledgable Than Though” attitude on the pages of this blog, in email discussion lists, on Bike Forums, and even in the world of Real Life, and I repent of it. To borrow a cliche from the world of Evangelical Christianity and John Maxwell, they don’t care how much we know unless they know how much we care.
The comments following Bikeyface’s cartoon are split between those giving their stories of unsolicited advice, and the Dudley Do-Rights who without apology will continue yelling at the clueless newbies riding on the sidewalk with their saddles too low.
Where do you draw the line between minding your own business and offering helpful advice to complete strangers?