I’m outing you, opinionated social media world. You hide behind your screen and don’t give a second thought to the repercussions of the written word. You will not stop until there is blood, because you are convinced you are right. Even if you realize you’re not exactly right, you’ve come this far degrading others and opposing their opinions, and an injured ego is not on your agenda.
What IS on your agenda is somehow getting ahead in this world through angry comments and bullying. Sometimes, you might even be successful in this endeavour.
I have painted a rather solemn picture.
Now, imagine a world where none of this existed. Maybe Matthew was on to something with the whole “Love thy neighbour” premise. What if we could only verbalize and write those thoughts that brightened someone’s day? What if our only actions were those that improved the lives of others? Where would that leave us?
The journey to success would evolve as lies and deceit were erased from the equation. A successful member of society would perhaps not be wealthy or famous, but rich in friendships and surrounded by love.
If you feel overwhelmed by the “solemn picture”, it could be your day to empower yourself to lead society to change. Be a mover, or a shaker, but always love thy neighbour.