Anti-Social Media

Anti-Social MediaSocial media has captivated the attention and time of most of the world. Anyone who can get a cell phone or computer are CAPTIVATED! (me too)

Wait…the word may be Captive. Are we all captive of it? Does this not infer there should be an Escape plan?? Nobody wants to be a captive… Hmmm…??

Social means being friendly and social… I thought…. Ways to make friends and be a meaningful part of more lives. Being friendly to more people makes one feel good. It was a smash success. Friending someone in Europe or Asia now made easy…

Groups of like minds now form new group think. Except for some reason, they are becoming attack entities, packs of word wolves…. Hungry for targets….

Politics. The battlefield of the slighted and entitled. Normal people go about their lives, go to work, go on vacation, go to church…..keeping their views to themselves.

Except when the television is turned on…

Then we see “enlightened” reporters, expert at nothing, clamor for attention with undisciplined innuendo and insult.

Anti-social media has been born. And it is turning society upside down. Conservatives withdraw… perplexed.

Morality is now relative. The most recent tweet is a headline. Infinite texting becomes the mortar of half-truth. Our traditional social foundation is under attack by anti-social media.

Hands need to be shaken, not phones.

Looks like you can’t have Peace and Love without War….

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Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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