“There’s too much downside in sharing any opinion that could easily be misinterpreted online. Even facts are dangerous to share if they don’t align with what people want to believe. There’s a lot of concern about ‘fake news’ lately. That is a real problem, but there’s also the opposite problem: true things that aren’t being said.”
What happens if people refuse to share their wisdom out of fear it will be misinterpreted?
Jessica Livingston explores this idea in a post that explains why she can’t tell you one of the more interesting insights she heard about Silicon Valley.
It’s a good reminder that when people stay silent out of fear, we all pay a price.