I recently opened some social media accounts with the intention of using them as a platform to connect with people and promote my books. I started this blog for the same reason several years ago and have lately begun to use it more.
It’s important that we connect with one another especially now that many of us are staying close to home. People are becoming weary with our most recent challenges and I see it when I read what others are thinking. We feel comfortable shouting our personal opinions from the rooftops like Cicero. We think because we can join two sentences that we have become illuminated.
Look at any social media post with a colorful background and half of the population runs with it and embeds it as a new personal truth. Our beliefs are not truth. They are beliefs that we hold dear, yes, but Truth? That’s different for everyone.
What is it that makes us think that by tearing another group (insert the name here, any name will do) down it lifts us up? People want a $15. Minimum wage? Give it to them. Who cares? You got yours. Stimulus check? Don’t like it? Don’t cash it. Who cares what anyone else does. Mom’s voice, “If Johnny jumps off the bridge, are you going to follow?”
“Well, I want to leave a better world for my children.” I’ve got news for you; we had our chance and that’s why we are where we are now.
It doesn’t matter our beliefs, we are on this starship together with only one way to escape and no one wants to leave none too soon. A good friend you work with has diametrically opposing viewpoints on politics and the world. Guess what? He thinks he’s right, you think you’re right. Don’t like what you hear? Don’t listen.
We’re stumbling around blindly on this rock hurtling through space thinking that we’re living just because we can fog a mirror. Maybe instead we should be looking into that mirror to see where the change is needed.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed sharing with you. Feel free to comment and share if you like.