Social Media is becoming a real threat to choosing kindness. Unless you choose wisely we can find ourselves drawn into the nasty ugly side of social media. I’ve done a pretty good job of steering clear of hot-button issues that draw out the mean-spirited ugly side of human nature. Just recently I had a lapse of common sense and decided to weigh in on a viral video. I was immediately reminded of all the reasons why it’s best to choose kindness when it comes to social media. Next time I see Facebook friends jumping on the bandwagon of a viral video I’ll choose kindness and scroll on by.
” “I mean, in hindsight, I wish we could’ve walked away and avoided the whole thing,” ..
(Covington Catholic High School Student)
Sometimes when making a commitment to choose kindness, especially during these tense political times, we can be perceived negatively. Choosing kindness is seen as a cop out from joining the fray in both personal misunderstandings and political misunderstandings……. Kindness and setting healthy boundaries can be seen as being weak or ‘passive-aggressive’ instead being seen as an attempt to show tact and diplomacy while standing up for your opinions. I’ve decided not to be swayed from my choice not to join the fray and instead to choose kindness. Others will choose to see you in a certain way no matter how you present yourself. Choosing to be kind over needing to be right takes a self-acceptance and an ability to let go of control. Choosing to be kind over needing to be right recognizes when there’s no longer an openness and respect for differing opinions. Choosing kindness really requires a maturity and strength.
“Sometimes I lay under the moon and thank God I’m breathing ~
Then I pray don’t take me soon cause I’m here for a reason.”
“i want to be so kind it echoes backwards in time and undoes the things that hurt you. i want to be so kind it radiates from me. i want to be so kind that i make someone else find faith in humanity again. There’s not much i can do, i’m small and weak and i only know so many words. but i know i can be kind. and sometimes, i believe, that changes the world.”
~ inkskinned ~