“I’m going to record this conversation, okay?” How Nixonian! The idea of being on the record is a scary one. It’s the hot button of, “This is added to your school transcript.”
Seth Godin is on to something here. If everything is on our permanent record, and we all make mistakes, blunders, humongous fauxs pas, then perhaps, just perhaps, the amount of shame or other badness attached to such things will be reduced. We’re all human, and if every embarrassing or just wrong-headed move in my life were public, and yours were too, how can we throw stones?
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