I love twitter and social media in general. I love how people all over the world can connect and bond on similar experiences, tastes, humour and life. Unfortunately, it also has an extremely dark side to it. Some people don’t know where real life ends and social media begins. They have no sense of self identity therefore, they seek validation from thousands of strangers online, all from the comfort of their bedroom.
As sad as this phenomena is, it is not what I want to talk about. I’m a strong believer in the act of consciously trying to recognise the humanity in other people, before we throw stones. We are all human beings and we evolve every second of the day. Unfortunately because of luck, chance and circumstances, we do not have access to the same environment, education and information. This means that we grow at varying levels. Our environment shapes our lives from the way we think and express ourselves, to the way we eat and dress. It is the exposure to information that brings change. Why can’t we think about that the next time someone has an opinion that is ideologically different?
Mind you, I am not talking about differences in opinion wherewith one party wants to take away a fundamental human right of another person because of an unfortunately perceived superiority or they think they can impose their religious beliefs by force. No. This is where I draw the line. A thousand years from now, society will have evolved and some of the things that we think are true and right today, may be cast away. One constant that I am sure will transcend the evolution of society, even though it may not be enforced, is the equality of every human being so that’s that. I am referring to people who simply don’t know any better because they have not been exposed to the right information, for them to make an informed decision. I have noticed that people in that category do not respond with hate towards others. They think what they think and that’s that. I do not think we should shut everybody up because, there will be no room for dialogue and sharing information and no growth. Let’s all take a moment to think about others before we bring out the e-pitchforks.