“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ~Dalai Lama Have we become less tolerant of others or is it just more apparent because of the ubiquity of social media, connecting us to more people than ever, whether we want to be or not? I’ve wondered this more so lately. “It’s my … Continue reading Intolerance and the Fall of Civilization
“‘Cause they need a new song like a new religion, music for the television. I can’t do the long division. Someone do the math.” ~Jason Mraz (Wordplay) I don’t like Twitter. There’s just something counterproductive in finding something to say, then being forced to limit it to 140 letters, or characters, or whatever they want … Continue reading Like a New Religion
In this age of immediacy, we crave constant feedback. We send a text message, then we stare at our phones, readily expecting them to vibrate, to ding, to acknowledge a response of some sort from the person we swear must be on the other end of the tenuous connection. We post a tweet, then we … Continue reading Kid A
In this age of Facebook it’s all about numbers. Who has the most “friends?” How many friends are mutual between you and somebody else — and anybody else? How many likes do your friends have on their posts? And my favorite — how many friend requests are pending, how long have they been in stasis, … Continue reading Friend Requests
“It turns girls on that I’m mysterious. I tell ’em I don’t want nothing serious. ‘Cause even on a slow day I can have a three-way chat with two woman at one time. I’m so much cooler online.” ~Brad Paisley Do you think all this technology — all this social media — has made us … Continue reading Dear Journal: Technology
“These private lives we live must be kept private at all costs, to maintain our sanity.” – Theodicus The court of public opinion is so much more persuasive than any lawyer could ever hope to be. Every Tom, Dick and Leroy has an opinion about everything, and unlike days gone by, they will all share … Continue reading Hmph! That’s YOUR Opinion!