I posted this, this morning on my Facebook personal profile. My personal ramblings and food for thought for so many of us who spend time online. (don’t worry, I DO love social media, this is one small moment of ranting thinking)
When I die, surely I will amount to more than having tapped a bunch of likes and clicked a whack of thumbs up and tapped hearts that show I like you or your photo, video, song or writing.
I do hope that I won’t be remembered for sitting on my butt, getting fatter by choice with increasingly bad posture, a sore neck, back and wrist from not moving enough due to Tweeting and posting Facebook status updates.
(unless it touches your heart, of course, or makes you think in a new way, or take courageous actions you’ve never done before)
Where and how are you spending your precious time on this planet?
I’m making a shift. You’ll see me here less often. I’d prefer to see you in person.
Now, go out and talk to a stranger just like you do here. Love them and like them as much or more than you say you do here. I dare you.
Better yet, go out and love YOU, as much as you express that you do here, with the “me, me, me, I, I, I” that we’ve become.
Do your posts match your life offline? I’m going on a mission to make sure I connect with people and as Ghandi might have said in modern day times, my offline life, my online social media life and I are one. Let there be no separation or compartmentalization or difference between online and offline, for each time you do, split off you … you’re splitting off a part of you into a little tiny white lie that adds invisible stress to every cell in your body and mind.
Be big and bold or silent and strong, shy and invisible or gregarious and loud, but mostly just be you, because you is who we’re here to embrace and push forward into bigger and better things. You is the only thing that will make this world a better place.
You’re best expressed in flesh, eye to eye and heart to heart, skin to skin and hand in hand. Life isn’t digital, it’s kinesthetic, expressed online.
How and what do you want to be remembered for?