Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mean Media

Being mean does not get us anywhere. It is an ugly, unappealing entity that can spread like wildfire, especially via the Web – a place where mean people communicate in cowardly way that would be quite different in a real face-to-face setting. It is hard to submit, even if you are right, but it can be done to avoid being mean. Use more desirable, simple responses. I disagree with you. I prefer this way. Greedy and selfish are mean elements some people might see as “getting ahead in life”, but the reality is our own needs cannot sustain our world. “Every man for himself” does not promote community. Amid this world of bullies and bad economies, we need to fight meanness now more than ever. The media has enough villains like Simon Cowell, Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, Cruella DeVille, and many more Disney film baddies – do not make yourself into one.

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

~Albert Einstein

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