Lifter and Leaners
I don’t have a downer on Facebook by the way but because it appears to be the number 1 social media tool and way we keep in touch with our friends and family it seems to crop up a lot in my musings.
What we say says a lot about what is going on inside us. David R Hawkins who is one of the greatest mystics alive today says that people are trying to save a world which does not exist. It only exists in their minds.
I see many people posting some very troubling things online and this could be a reflection on what is going on inside them. But what we say and do has an effect on others. It lifts them or leans on them.Recent posts and videos place on Facebook include:
- A woman throwing a cat in a bin (alive)
- Youths attacking an old lady
- Posts about how awful the economy is
- Comments about how people got away with murder
and so on. You get the idea.
Do these comments lift us or lean on us? I have had to be so careful recently when I log in ?because I want to read what the people I like post but much of it makes me feel bad.
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Again Paul you hit the nail on the head there. Its exactly the same with the news alot of the things on there just make you feel depressed and angry.
I believe if someone post or says something postive then it in turn gives off a postive vibe.
violence and malice is taking over the whole society, that’s why so many people are on fire with these things. Pray for love & peace…
Like what you do, I choose to ignore things that make me sick…
Why do some folks like gross stuff ? I don’t get it.
Boredom is dangerous… so is having fun.
I couldnt help but giggle when I read some of the responses to this article, they help illustrate Paul’s point ;P
True ey – some people update their status like every minute telling us of every little thought that enters their mind. Just yesterday, a colleague and myself were discussing how pretty soon people will be posting – am going to take a leak, or just finished from the bathroom…lol..
but its always interesting to read some – and yeh some do you good and some don’t. I’ve decided to just keep my status blank now , unless i have some inspirational thought or question i’d like to pose! lol – and it seems people just wait to comment!
I’ve distanced myself from social media such as facebook for these reasons. I find that I become very wrapped up in other people’s problems because it is so easy to access them.
I like facebook for business purposes because it is really easy to stay in touch with people, but on a personal level, it brings me down.
One of my friends has been posting his struggle with hopelessness and depression on facebook. He would not take any advice or listen to my pleas for him to get help. It made me very upset and so I had to walk away from it. His negativity began to trickle into my own thoughts. It is hard enough to stay positive; I don’t need anyone to bring me down.
Oh Facebook! Don’t get me started.
I admit that I am a big Facebook user, but I understand exactly what you mean about the rubbish you find on it. It is difficult to shield yourself from the negativity without completely withdrawing, as others here have.
I am friends with many people on Facebook that I don’t know very well in the real world (they are friends of my friends, or old classmates). I can’t believe what they write sometimes. I don’t think that it lifts me very much.
Facebook is so strange. It really is a little world that doesn’t exist. It is as if we have two states of existence: a real world and a cyber world. I think that there are people who prefer to live in their cyber worlds more than the real world.