don’t have to say you’re sorry anymore and if someone says “thank you” you can
make it all about you and say “no problem” instead of addressing them by
saying “your welcome”. But I digress.
internet and messaging apps have given us amazing communication advantages over
snail-mail and landlines (for those under 25, a landline is a phone connected
by wires). The possibilities to share love and hope, to stay connected with
lifelong friends or make new friends is easy as a swipe and some quick thumb
But what is
being spread around? A lot of it is what my mother spread on her garden to make
the tomatoes grow and an awful lot of it is downright nasty.
be too hasty to hit “send”. Lifelong friends can be lost by the dreaded
autocorrect or messaging the wrong “John”. So is it the mediums fault? Is it
the availability of history’s most effective communication device stuffed into
our back pocket? You know, your $1,000 pocket pal. Or is it that the apps that
just invite snark and snarls with the ease of 280 characters of assassination?
I am sure
the relative anonymity of the platforms elicit responses that would probably
not be uttered face to face, but is there more to the nasty moving at 4G? I
know that with millions of users, someone is sure to text something they should
not even have thought about.
should have listened to their mother, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t
say anything at all” or change what they are feeding on.
“What you feed grows, what you
not what we’re doing. We are clicking and retweeting and linking and creating artificial
snit storms out of the nasty spread by people that make a handsome living
dividing people. It is not the device or the apps, it’s the peeps.
think the Golden rule is “Whoever has the most gold, rules” when it really is
about the condition of your heart. What rules in your heart? Whatever is in
there will surely come out of your mouth or tweet or text or blog or chat.
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another…Right now
The Young Bloods – Get Together
and the cancel culture are all the rage. Everybody has the right to their opinion
right? But is it right to lash out at authorities, strangers, neighbors, friends
and family? What happened to civil discourse?
is a 1st amendment and speech should not be silenced by Government. But
some speech should be self-silenced for the sake of unity. We are all in this
together whether you like it or not. Try being a better listener and smile on
your brother. That person you are interacting with is a miracle, simply in
Try to love
one another. Go ahead, try it.
crude, nude, exclusive, reductive, insulting, snarky with a little love. Love never
comes back void.