As I navigate the social media expressway, I peruse the abundance of links posted with fascinating stories that tend to ignite a variety of discussion. Lots of opinions over politics, animal treatment, and, well, the list is long. I often wonder how many people actually have all the information. Just because it is on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. (Sorry, if I just broke some bad news, but it’s true that not everything is accurate on the internet. That, my friends, is a fact.)
This goes for relationships as well. It is almost a given, that in any situation, I don’t have all the information. It is so easy for us to have an opinion on a small amount of information, only to later find out we had our facts wrong or that we didn’t have enough details. I am mindful of this in all aspects of my life. It is important that I go through my life have no opinions on outside issues because I don’t want to put myself in the center of a controversy. It doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions, but I strive not to vocalize them in a public forum.
Social media is ideal for connecting with friends and family, but I tend to steer away from those who use it as a public forum or post links of topics that end of slandering people or places. I think it is only fair that more information is gathered before conclusions are drawn. What a wonderful world this would be, if as a society, we presented the facts instead of creating an fictional story.