I am tiring of social media for many reasons. Most noteworthy is when seeing the mismatch among so many in the words and deeds arena. The reason I am so disappointed is we are living in volatile times like none other in my lifetime. And it is times like these we need to know who to trust, Now more than ever I want to know who 's on my team and whose team I am on. Words like truth, loyalty, patience, defense, tolerance, respect, decorum, fairness, open-minded, love, and discretion need a team.
Recently I became aware of some back and forth in social media among people I know well concerning whose to blame for crime, police killings of young black men and the killing of police by blacks. While the subject did not scare me, the lack of respect and decorum in how it was discussed did scare me plenty. In full disclosure, I did not read the posts. By then I had heard enough and truthfully I did not want to go through that difficult process of ridding even more people from my team. Like I said, times are hard for all of us.
Now is the most critical time that we need to come together and create winning solutions. It is not the time for us to be questioning whose side are you on anyway? We are better than our greatest fears. We must always remember that.