- Webster's definition of Discretion is...the quality of having or showing discernment or good judgment.
- Wikipedia says...Discretion is a noun in the English language with several meanings revolving around the judgment of the person exercising the characteristic.
- The free on-line dictionary defines Discretion this way... Ability or power to decide responsibly or Freedom to act or judge on one's own: All the decisions were left to our discretion.
Sometimes a person should just leave well enough alone. Why would it be important to others to share things about someone that could be damaging to their character or just them as human beings? Let me give you an example of someone with no discretion... I get so aggravated when I read certain things on facebook or twitter where someone has appointed themselves both judge and jury on a particular situation/person. Whether these statements are true or false is not even the issue...the issue is that the individual doing the sharing gives no thought or doesn't care about the consequences of their opinion. They show NO discretion by just blurting out this all important judgmental rant. Most of the time, I truly believe this is just an attention getter on their part...but come on...check your motives...is it worth hurting someone?
I may not be the best at this character of discretion as I should be, but by golly I'm going to try to be more discretionary about my comments and opinions before I share them. Hope you will too! Whew! I'm done now! LOL.