For uplifting content.
I wouldn’t go as far as saying I would like life to go back to the days of “offline” living. Okay, some days I do, but as we know, that train left the station long time ago. However, I will say I would like life to go back to the time when we used the internet more for truth than misinformation, more for love than hate.
Fact is, the internet has been, overall, a positive innovation. Like most of you, I do appreciate technology and its advantages. Mainly, I appreciate how I can have communication and real time information at my fingertips, or on my wrist even. But, darn, what I’m not loving at all is what’s happening with social media platforms. I miss the days when Twitter was 140 characters of pleasantries, and Facebook was simply a photo album of family, friends and places. No longer. These platforms today have warped and transformed social interaction into something very dark. What a shame that is. And how unfortunate for the youngsters. Parents beware.
I think freedom to express an opinion is not a green light to disrespect. And while these social networks need much refurbishing, the social war we’ve gotten ourselves into falls solely on us. We, the users of these internet bullhorns, should be posting responsibly, especially when it comes to our opinions. I know resisting the urge to engage negatively is easier for some than for others. It’s what I’m trying to do. I just forgive and delete. After all, some comments are just not worth my keystrokes.
Decency and compassion go a long way in person, imagine how much further they can go through the web. For those who choose to post positive, uplifting content, I am thankful.
What are you thankful for today?
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.”
“A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just
Begins to live
“May these words of my mouth and this
meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord.”