As far back as I can remember people complain. Lots of people complain. Yeah I do remember a time before the internet. Guess what? People were complaining. And it doesn’t matter what goes on in the world, lots of people will complain. Its a much easier baser instinct to feed upon again and again. Its endless really.
So of course I hear and see people complaining about the internet. Invasion of privacy. People glued to their phones or their laptops. Obsession with online gaming. We’re more divided than ever etc etc. That is certainly one way of looking at it, but are you truly looking and observing with an unbiased view?
Last week I was out at dinner with my fiancee, and I remarked that there were plenty of people on their phone. But it was fascinating just to sit and watch them. They weren’t tuning out the world or who they were with. Ok…..maybe that unhappy couple in the corner. :) But people were sharing things on their phone with their friend or relative. Or using their phone as part of their conversation. Or simply double checking something like movie times. It wasn’t at all like what some people like to complain about.
I have seen so much giving, compassion, and abundance on Social Media and the internet as a whole. I’m naive to think there are bad things too. Of course…….NOTHING is perfect. But as a whole, I really do truly believe the benefits outweigh the negatives. The very fact that I can post this blog about positivity is a true wonder and would have been impossible to imagine 30 years ago.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey into the internet and even Social Media. You have so many choices now, and you can choose to turn off or ignore the negativity. The positive and wonderful things are there, and they are there in droves.