Please don’t disparage me about this, but I didn’t know that non-disparagement agreements were a thing, much less legally enforceable.
In five years of writing this daily blog — even without the benefit of having a non-disparagement agreement with my readers — I can’t remember receiving any disparaging comments. Maybe non-disparagement agreements don’t have to be in writing. Maybe we can all just agree not to disparage each other, even when we don’t agree.
However, I’m thinking that written non-disparagement agreements might be useful for reducing self-disparagement. Here’s a first draft of that kind of non-disparagement agreement:
I agree not to disparage myself, silently or out loud.
(your name here)
I agree not to disparage myself about my other photos from yesterday.
I don’t want to disparage the people in the news these days, but I wish they’d act more like adults. If they did, perhaps people in my therapy groups wouldn’t be focusing so much on self-protection.
Should we disparage this YouTube video?
What do you think about non-disparagement agreements? No disparagement here, even if we disagree.
As always, I agree to (1) write every day that I am able and (2) express gratitude at the end of each post.