No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.
You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.
It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.
There must first be a disposition to excellence, to love what is fine and loathe what is base. - Aristotle
This is dedicated to all those who experience the shifting of one's views. As we get older, we notice that how we thought at one time has evolved. I offer it to all who feel one way sometimes, another way sometimes. http://innereric.com/sometimes-musings-on-the-complexity-of-being/
Opinions are NOT news. That the 2 are blurring more each day is part of the growing mistrust of media. I'm interested in "what happened". I draw my own conclusions on "why it happened".
Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.
Being aware, sincere, and devoted to one’s Ideal. Doing our best to be without pretense or arrogance in all aspects of living is a great help in spiritual life.
For reflection: The effort to listen to others
The first thing I notice is the effort to listen, especially when it’s to someone I don’t really want to hear. While I would love to think I am always so high minded that I learn lessons all the time and become wiser, it is not always so. But the effort to listen takes me out of myself and in that simple moment, I feel less constricted, less self-concerned. Just turning outwards to someone is a tiny but valuable moment of inner freedom.
When you are truly humble, nothing can stop you, no situation can overcome you.
Wisdom from Tibet
(for personal reflection. No comments please)
1. Someday you’re going to die
2. You don’t know when
3. How do you want to live
There is nothing so simple as opening our heart humbly. Yet things like pride, calculation, and doubt enter into us and create complexity.
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