Words are so, so important. When we write blog posts, share tweets and offer our opinions, they matter. Words have the power to lift us up as well as tear us down. I have this insatiable thirst for knowledge. For the truth. I spend so much time reading. There’s something poetic about print that film can’t quite compare to. I guess it’s relative, depending on whom you ask.
Contrary to what I’m saying, words can also be a waste of space. Most of the comments I read are displays of adults bickering like children. Debates end in demoralizing the other. The phrase “educate yourself ” is so popular! Haha.
What happened to open mindedness? No one is patient enough to really listen anymore. We’re “canceling” people left and right nowadays.
I dislike cancel culture. Who said we were all suppose to agree with each other? Is the intent to become human robots? Is that what you want? For everyone to agree with you? I won’t even start on “cultural appropriation.” 😊
Let me ask you this: do you think it’s more productive to argue on Twitter or volunteer regarding the cause you’re so passionate about?
Social media has made it so easy to brand yourself into “someone.” A lot of the someone’s sit on a very high horse looking down on others. I’m no stranger to sitting on high horses 😂 I can say wholeheartedly that I am so embarrassed looking back on that part of who I was. I pride myself in being a good listener and admitting when I’m wrong. It’s a part of growth, and I do love me lots of personal growth. I find myself sometime’s reverting to my old ways, though.
A recent example would be the whole JLo and ARod thing. I took to his Instagram and said some mean things. A couple of hours later I was like, I don’t want his daughters reading that and deleted it. I was angry, and I let that judgement side of me out. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe if you’re an ass, you’re an ass. But reminding myself that each soul is on the path they are meant to be on has helped me not be so harsh. It’s not easy to change. I used to think that people couldn’t change. I now believe you can if you really want too. It takes work, though. A lot of work. Remembering that you’re not perfect, and you will fall back into your old ways from time to time, will help. That’s expected. When you truly want to change, you’ll keep at it. Most likely you won’t achieve perfection, but a close second is still really, really good. There’s always two sides of a coin. Some people will never change. Their entire life will be lived going through the same cycle. It will be in different forms, but the core of the trauma never truly heals. They carry it their entire life. I expect my next life to be pure awesomeness, so I want to fix ALL my issues now 😆 That means I shouldn’t complain so damn much when shit isn’t going my way. But I still do, LOL
The internet is our world now. My son is constantly in front of some sort of screen 🤷🏻♀️ There’s a lot of information to be had online. Who doesn’t enjoy a great dog video 🐶❤ I give all if not almost all my self development wins to the internet. It opened the doors to a life I would have not discovered in my everyday surroundings. It gives voices to the voiceless. As you’re cultivating yourself online, you can choose to be an intelligent bully or a nice, intelligent person. You can use your words to spread facts and help others. A great article can make a world of difference in someone’s thinking. An answer to a dire question.
But don’t forget the power of presence. Of physically taking action and being there for each other. For your cause. As you’re out there on the front lines, what kind of person do you want the world to see? What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I wonder if Hitler, The Khmer Rouge or those who stood by their side are proud of themselves. I bet some probably are! I mean, there are still proud racist folks walking amongst us. Honestly, now I’m thinking what’s the point of this post 🙄 People are going to be who they are. I guess I’m just hoping to get through to one person that may be where I was at a few years ago. I’m trying to help that person. The person who wants to evolve and become the best version of themselves.
Last thoughts…stop arguing with people online. Cause seriously, no one cares. Why? Because you’re no one to them. You can’t force someone to change their mind. What you can do is go out there and make a physical difference. You’ll have greater results having a conversation with a fellow volunteer than you would a stranger on social media. When it comes to true change, action matters more than words.
Anywho, I hope your journey is for positive change. To uplift and help those in need. If you choose hate, violence and discrimination…hey, your life, your choice. Being a superior bully criticizing everyone isn’t something you’d add on your resume, but maybe you’re self-employed and can do whatever you want 🤷🏻♀️ I am a big advocate for freedom and liberty, even if I don’t agree with you. We’re all allowed to be who we want to be. Just remember, karma doesn’t know good or bad. Karma just gives you what you give in return.