I know we're suppose to be an informed society but lately, all I'm reading is people "screaming" at each other in disagreement. The vile name calling and the attempts to shame another's "ignorance" while showing their own is just...
And if everyone is shouting, who is listening? How can you share opinions and knowledge if everyone is yelling all the time?
This is why I keep blogging.
I've been told blogging is dead, passe, irrelevant and a waste of time. I feel sorry for those people who shirk a blog's sharing embrace. Truth is, I've learned a lot from the people I've met through this medium. I LOVE learning. I love LISTENING even more...even if it is with my eyes.
The thing is, my friends here are from a variety of cultural belief systems. We have varied lifestyles. We live in different places yet all understand Earth is our community. Most of the time I wish these folks lived right next door. Kim could take our photos while Maurcheen sang to us. Savannah would cook us an excellent meal while Ponita tended to any injuries received through over enthusiastic hugging.
You see, despite the fact that we are a mixed bag of cultures, religious beliefs (or not), whether conservative or liberal politically speaking, our conversations are just that: shared observations combined with discussion. I've never known anyone in my group of invisible friends to snap at the other or accuse them of being ignorant or just plain stupid. We discuss, we share, we add to each other's knowledge. Sometimes y'all are my best cheerleaders even if we've never met face to face. But I know your heart. Even if we don't agree, (because humans seldom do, all the time) there is one thing we all share.
It's something the rest of the world should consider before speaking.
So here's to letting the Queen of Soul sing us into a happy weekend.