Posted on Jan 30, 2014
SSG Ncoic, Department Of Hospital Education & Staff Development
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Im sure you all know which thread I am referencing (twin buns). &nbsp;A soldier basically went through and deleted every comment including the topic header itself. &nbsp;She then called it "taking the high road." &nbsp;I can't speak to her motives of doing so but it was probably smart on her part to protect her later. &nbsp;However, it does make the entire thread useless, especially if you can just make the topic itself disappear.<div>But say for example, I cussed out a CSM on here and then later went back and deleted it. &nbsp;What then? &nbsp;I say if you say it, then own it. &nbsp;Accept responsibility for your actions. &nbsp;Don't cop-out after the fact.</div>
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SFC Aircraft Maintenance Platoon Sergeant
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This is the second thread in about two days Ive seen this happen with. I think if you made the remarks, you are stuck with them. You take your licks, move forward, and learn from it. Dont change it, because it doesnt help your appearance anymore

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1SG Steven Stankovich
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<p>I will not comment on the original thread referenced in the opening of this discussion, but I will offer my "two cents" on the topic of taking the "high road."&nbsp; It has always been my understanding that taking the "high road"&nbsp; meant walking away from a situation in order to diffuse it, or because you know that any further discussion will only be detrimental and can end up with someone at either the position of attention, parade rest or the front leaning rest.&nbsp;&nbsp;An addition&nbsp;definition of the "high road" is realizing that before the point of no return.&nbsp; Once that line is crossed, there is no more "high road."&nbsp; </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>I tell Soldiers all the time that words are important.&nbsp; Think about what you are going to say.&nbsp; Think about what point you are trying to make.&nbsp; Think about the possible ways that one may interpret what you are saying.&nbsp; Think about the second and third order effects of what you are going to say.&nbsp; Granted, that is a lot to think about before you open you mouth, or hit enter after you type a response to something, but it is important.&nbsp; Sometimes the difference between a very candid, pointed and beneficial discussion and something that takes a nose dive as soon as one opens their mouth or hits "enter," is thinking before one speaks.&nbsp; </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Just food for thought.</p>
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I've made my mistakes. None as public, but mistakes all the same. I'm thankful for RallyPoint being a place to share these discussions. Additionally I would be willing to bet (with due respect) that the NCO has grown from the experience.
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