Daily Prompt: Bloggers, Unplugged

Bloggers, Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

 

The hard part about unplugging from the digital world is that we are always connected. No matter where you go, your phone, ipad, computer, etc with always be connected to the internet unless you are in the middle of no where that doesn’t get service. Even if we try to disconnect from social media we always end up getting on or joining another. The only possible why to truly disconnect is if there was a EMP,electromagnetic pulse that would fry every computer chip in the world, but that will probably never happen unless world war III starts or something natural causes it.
So how do I know when it time to unplug. One I get tired of sitting down, two, I just get this feeling that it time to part ways, like facebook. I am trying to divorce facebook, but it been hard, so lately, I’ve been defriending people, hoping that it will just get boring and pointless to have a facebook account. Actually, right now I think it pointless for me to have a facbook account since no one is interested in keeping in contact with me or sending me a message.

*what happen to the spell check on the wordpress editor?*
 

Writing 101: Let Social media inspire you

Our faith in the education is failing us, not on how well our children are learning, but that we are not solving problems that need to be solved. Here in the United States we have seen the raise and debates of some very sensitive issues: race, immigration. We watch and hear on the news from individuals, highly educated, giving their opinion and some of the possible solutions to those issues. Only to then hear from each side of these issues, disagreement, racism, insults. Days, weeks, month, years go by and again we watch and hear from educated individual working for the media, more facts, more opinion, and possible solution, but just the same results, disagreement.
Are we now living in world that education can no longer solve or come up some type of agreement on sensitive issues. Educated people are afraid to act on these issues with the fear of hurting not only their personal life, but their professional career. Immigration is a situation that need to be dealt with across the broad. Those that are here illegally, those who will cross the boarder, those using their unborn child to anchor themselves here. This is not a racial issue or a hate again Latinos as some people make it to be. Sad that people will take that route to achieve their goal. It about securing our boarders, just like you locking your house door when you leave, when you are alone, and when you go to sleep. You don’t need a education to know that locking or securing your house keep people you don’t want walking into your house. It give you some control and who can come in.
Has education blinded us in how we solve problems? Has it force us to look to deeply into these sensitive matters and make them into a bigger issue then just tackling them as they are.

To Agree and to Disagree

We all have opinions about something.  How many of you share those opinions verbally or on social media?  Are you afraid of expressing your opinion on controversial issues because the fear that  people will think of you differently? Maybe the fear losing a friend because your views are different from theirs.

With the power of internet we have the options of expressing our opinions on many social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress.  When sharing our opinions with the rest of world there are pros and cons that come with it.  The Pros, we find out that other people agree with our views and the cons that there will be people who disagree.  We also learn something new that we didn’t know whether we agree and/or disagree.

For me personally a few years ago I wasn’t to open in expressing my opinion on social media, but then I kept seeing friends posting their opinions, which I disagreed on and felt that I should express mine.  Just recently I express my opinion on Facebook about Caitlyn Jenner and her receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.  Of course several friends responded to my opinion and I gave them my reason for my opinion.  Of course two friends, I call them Friend1 and Friend2 debated about the issue.  Friend1 just stated their reason why she shouldn’t receive the award.  Friend2 just stating that we should be more open-minded, compassion toward transgender and that Caitlyn deserves the award.  For me, I felt that there wasn’t anything else to add to the debated exchange, just that I have nothing against Transgender people. That we should all be more open-mind, compassion, understanding about other issues that we have seen and heard on the news these past few years.

After the debate was over, I look over to my profile and notice that my Facebook friend count is minus 1.  It happen that my friend who is Friend2 defriended me, not sure why, but I can think that she wasn’t happy with this debate.  This is same friend2 who said we should be more open-mind which I find funny because it show that she herself isn’t as open-mind.  Of this is not the first time someone defriended me because of difference of opinion on a issue. Is it me or have we become a society where we can’t accept someone else difference of opinions because people only look at one side of the coin? If you are not looking at the same side of the coin as them, you are a hater, racist, you don’t know what you are talking, you don’t understand or have any compassion.