The question asked today was “The world would be a better place if we could just…” and I have to say, I think the world would be a better place if we could all just learn to open our eyes and ears before we open our mouths.
We seem to have lost the ability to understand the power of words. Maybe because we are moving more and more in the direction of less “human” interaction as we all become more dependant on technology to provide the means to communicate. The internet chat, phones and text messages have removed the need to leave the protection of our little boxes when we feel the need to talk to someone. We no longer rely on what our “eyes” tell us about someone to gauge if they are a good person or not. We no longer use “interpersonal” skills to get our idea’s and thoughts across, and we no longer make ourselves vulnerable to others. We surround ourselves and our lives with the protection of “anonymity” and forget who we really are as we “create” ourselves to please others. In this technological world we can be “perfect” all the time without ever having to risk our real imperfections.
I am not sure if we have actually moved forward or if we have just convinced ourselves we have so that we can justify our own removal from the human race.