How do you count your friends? By the barrel load on Facebook or on your hand based on who would come and get you at the airport in a snowstorm or its equivalent.
What about sharing? Do you merely add to cc lists, friends lists and other community aggregations to let people know that you are walking down the street or eating really crispy pizza – or do you share – give of yourself…your time…your energy…your resources?
One of the truths about the effect of communications technology is that we have redefined friendship and sharing – and maybe not for the better. Perhaps we need a new lexicon to separate the emotional human side from the bits and bytes functional side – what do you think?
In case although we should always be cognizant of need – seems this time of year – no matter if you’re religious or not – whatever your ethnic or other orientation is – there is a heightened and powerful focus on people – real people – not mere ether-based, cloud creatures.
To that end, I thought I’d share two thoughts – one from a master of the Human condition…listen:
If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. Buddha
What a powerful and provocative thought…
The second quotes another great, Gandhi, but you are going to have to click through to find it – and hopefully use the efficiency and effectiveness of the new technology of sharing – to share in a personal and meaningful manner.
Read the card – from me to you and share your way of sharing by adding it to the list so that others may benefit as well.
With that – I wish you all – whatever you worship; believe or don’t…a joyous New Year and a year where we can use our talents to share for the betterment of us all.
My very best to all my readers and their families.
What’s your view?