It’s quite funny.
My friend Michael + I decided that we will stop writing “serious stuffs” for 2016. I feel quite happy about this. ^^
The motivation is simple– Everyone has ideas, but not everyone can empathize. Everyone preaches “freedom of expression”, but it usually ends up in hate, especially without knowledge of context.
Today I read an article by my favorite Finnish Politician Erkki Tuomioja. It points out how damaging social media is to the perpetuation of hate speech. I completely agree! You can spread whatever lies, shame, or nonsense via social media. Make up something, repeat it 1,000X, and people swallow hook, line and sinker.
I don’t want to express my opinions on controversial topics anymore. I used to think of engagement as really challenging people’s opinion. Playing the Devil’s advocate sometimes, so to speak. But now I see that perhaps, engagement on social media is but a form of praise and inflating a bubble.
For Michael’s case it was like, “So that’s my game plan for a 2016 completely devoid of hope. That’s okay. Hope is completely overrated anyway.”
Feel free to unfollow. 🙂