Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin coined the term “double voice discourse” to explain the phenomena where people prefaced their statements to minimize the chance of a negative reaction!
For instance, “I know I might have this all wrong, but…” or “I apologize if anyone disagrees, but I was thinking, maybe, …”
Devaluing your opinion serves no one, and deprives everyone of the value your perspective brings.
Do not do that. Period
Margie Warrell (modified by Amr Badran)