Hi! Thanks for checking in. I didn’t really think people clicked on links in the Twitter profiles. I feel restored by your arrival here.
Anyway, when I Re-Tweet something it means one of the following things:
-Not what you think.
-Exactly what you think, based on our long association and friendship, which leads you to conclude that I agree with the underlying Tweet, or I don’t agree with it at all, but find it intellectually interesting. I am a writer because I think things are interesting. It is possible to find things interesting without selling your house and leaving your family to go on tour following the idea. Or, you might conclude, I hit the RT button by mistake.
-If the Tweet being re-published is about being kind, thoughtful, slow to judge, open to learning and joy then I probably agree with it. Unless I don’t for some quirky reason.
-The RT could also be a part of my quixotic attempt to get people to stop judging motives, open up their fellow-feeling, accept some basic foundation of common humanity or open up the window and feel the press of fresh air.
-Mostly, though, the RTs are an effort to get everyone to learn about Fundamental Attribution Errors.