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What is a throw away line?
A throwaway line is a comment or statement that is made in a casual, offhand manner and considered unimportant or insignificant. It is often used to transition to a different topic or to make a quick point without elaborating on it.
Why is it dangerous?
A throwaway line can be dangerous because it can be misinterpreted or taken out of context, leading to misunderstandings or conflicts. It can also be used to downplay important issues or dismiss someone’s thoughts or feelings, which can be hurtful and damaging to relationships. In some cases, throwaway lines can be used to spread false or misleading information, which can cause harm to individuals or society as a whole. Therefore, it’s important to be mindful of the words we use and the impact they may have on others.
JB: If you are forced into using a throwaway line, do not make a general statement like “All lions are dangerous”. Rather say “Some lions are dangerous”.