Friday, 2 January 2015
New Year Resolution: positive force for good online
So what does being a 'positive force for good' in the cyber-world mean? Here are a few of the ideas that were in my mind as I made the resolution.
Does it build up?
Does it encourage?
Does it bless and is it life giving?
Does it reflect a deeper purpose?
Does it challenge in the light of that deeper purpose and its values?
Does it respect and honour?
These are the questions I will try to keep before me to help me in trying to be true, honourable, just, pure, pleasing and commendable and worthy of praise.
I might falter at times. I get frustrated and fed up like everyone else - the corrosion wears holes - but I am going to aim to be called back to these noble virtues. If I can't find a way of balancing them, then that is not the moment to post my thoughts! Social media is not a good place to vent frustration. It is a good place to share ideas, challenge with penetrating questions, but with respect and honour, even if I disagree profoundly with another, especially when I disagree. It may catch on.