Are We the Problem…..

Social-Media

I haven’t blogged in a while, because I have been studying habits and reading your posts on Facebook.   I haven’t posted as many news stories even though some of you might say I post a lot too. 🙂  I still have opinions but realize that some of what we are saying and sharing sometimes creates more division.

Some who see me post, or read might say, I put a lot of thoughts into what I share.  And I do……

Its nice to keep up with what’s going on in people’s lives but more importantly see how people are thinking.  And the more I read, the more I make an effort to stay away from negativity and only read the positive posts.

Some posts are beautiful! Particularly the ones with your children and families move me.

But over the past year, I have recognized that many posts about politics, political parties, racism and discrimination are just as biased and racially charged as the act they seek to condemn.

How much hate there is in the World!  If we remember that hate produces hate until someone injects love into the mix, perhaps we would be more careful about what we post.  More importantly seek to say things in a way to make things better.

I don’t agree with posting things about Bruce Jenner’s sex change, the Kardashians, Beyoncé etc. who make more and more money with each post at the expense of poor and middle class people. Or the show Empire on FOX because it portrays negative stereotypes that feed a monster of money for FOX News that promotes hate and division.

I believe that we could be and do so much better than the negativity that is out there if we stop to recognize how “We” feed the monsters of poverty, division, racial divide and political division that we often condemn.

If the poor and middle class keep supporting wealth in a way that drives poverty creating more outlets for crime, how do we stop the cycle if we don’t recognize the habit?

At some point instead of pointing the finger at others, wouldn’t it be more productive if we decided that our posts and comments, actions and will could do a lot more together to eliminate the social issues and problems that race, economic disparity create.

That could create better avenues to pursue human excellence instead of its polar opposite?

What do you think?

AtibaAtiba Madyun is the President of The Madyun Group (TMG), a Public Affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. and creator of Cognitive Relevance (CR) and Party Politics (PP). Follow on Twitter @atibamadyun or Like Atiba Madyun on Facebook.

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2 thoughts on “Are We the Problem…..

  1. Thanks Cle! Some do like living out loud. Social media as with anything has good and bad to it. The cyber bullying and ability to hide behind a screen to vent is bad. The selfies are okay but some people go waaaaaaaaay overboard with it. I really love seeing positive messages and pics of people and their family/friends. We can do more if we collectively choose to be more positive. It is good to get news even if bad etc…but we can and should also make efforts to post positive tings too….

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  2. Well presented. I have to admit to deactivating my Facebook account for the last time, because of my disappointment in posts. Even though, my positive input & interest of commenting are extremely minimal, my opinion is that some people like living out loud, being heard in some form. And, in the realm of living out loud, negativity & drama wins with a portion of those people.
    Continue your positive “living out loud”, some of us like reading your detailed thoughts. SMILE!!!!
    Cle

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