Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Friends and Neighbors...and the Real World
Friends and Neighbors
What if we were next door neighbors instead of following each other on Twitter or Facebook?
What if every action or word said was met with an equal or bigger reaction right next door every day?
Instead of measuring by likes, shares, comments and images,
What if your neighborhood suddenly became a scoreboard for every exchange, good or bad?
Sure, you can give online a break and shut it out if you have a bad day.
In the real world, it’s hard to look someone in the eye each day without measuring your actions, words and intent.
In the real world, if a neighbor accidentally bumps into your mailbox or says something out of turn, an apology is usually forthcoming.
With amazing technology and constantly evolving new innovations, I wish we could slow down for a minute to remember one thing…
Earth is just one big neighborhood, becoming more and more connected every day.
If we all treated each other like neighbors, our “neighborhood” would be a lot nicer.
We wouldn’t write graffiti on someone’s garage door or sidewalk…why do we think it’s okay to do it online?
We wouldn’t unfriend someone just because they said something we didn’t agree with.
Equally important, we would share and respect viewpoints without sounding a battle cry at the first sign of a disagreement.
Oh, and hey guys, this is the real world J