Socially Acceptable Behavior…
The controversy that exists around what is socially acceptable behavior becomes more relevant with every news story regarding someone losing their job over their actions in their personal life. One side of the story is the negative affect that a business or organization gets from employing or being associated with someone that conducts their self in an inappropriate manner. The other side of the story is that person’s freedom to do as they please in their personal time without having consequences at work.
Many factors are taken into consideration when a person chooses to do business or be associated with an organization, one of them being the people that work at that business. There are many different views and opinions in our society that can affect our judgment on a person and when that person chooses to communicate those views and opinions with anyone they are choosing to potentially share it with the world. If those views have the potential to negatively impact the business or organization due to their association with that person then they have every right to terminate their relationship to protect their business and reputation.
Although the expressed views and opinions aren’t necessarily considered illegal they are considered “Socially Acceptable” which will lead people with different views to make a decision on whether or not they want to be affiliated with that person and/or the business or organization they are associated with. I can think of many examples of how one’s views might affect who wants to associate themselves with that person but I’m not writing a novel so I will leave that to your imagination.
What I want people to take from this is that you must, at all times, consider the affect your actions will have on others. If you decide to speak your mind to another person, a group or put it on social media you need to consider the other views and opinions that are out there. Think about your life, who you are associated with, where you want to be anywhere in the future and whether or not your views and opinions will affect any of that.
I always have thoughts and opinions on many topics that are controversial in our society and before I openly express myself I think about whether or not sharing those views will have any effect on my life. Your main goal in life should be to live it as successfully as you want and when you learn to put thought into the things you say or do you can easily do that. You control your destiny 100% and that is one thing that I will argue with anyone. Every small or large action you take will lead you to the next moment of your life. You must realize the short and long term effect and make a sound decision.