This is not new but I wanted to remind that this is happening. Social media websites and applications are great links between people who may not have a connection otherwise with the same level of ease. It’s a great way to spread messages, news, information.
Again the most important question that we must be asking ourselves is one I have mentioned in one of my previous posts: What’s important?
With all the information you receive in one day, or even in one hour how do you decide what is important?
Tragedies are inevitable, imagine a tragedy took place due to a problem in a distant country and people share them on Facebook. And other people share the information and I truly believe that being aware of a problem is the first step towards solving it.
Then we quickly move to another post of a cute puppy playing with a baby. And we somehow feel satisfied for just sharing a tragedy and move on with the next thing we WANT to do.
“Wait, Boris we can’t solve all the problems in the world.” Exactly we can’t solve all the problems in the world alone. I am not saying you have to solve all the problems, just the problems you feel mean enough for you to do something.
For example you see a video of a beach filled with trash. Share the video and think about how you can reduce the waste you produce as an individual, get information on how to reduce waste: use cloth instead of paper, reusable bags instead of plastic and so on. Live by example show, show how people can become the change they want to see in the world.