Life is full of hypocrisy. We state an interest, belief or preference and turn around and contradict the very statement we made earlier.
Winston Churchill once stated “If you aren’t a liberal in your twenties, you have no heart. If you aren’t a conservative in your forties, you have no brain”
Time does ultimately change our perception on life and in many respects the reality of death.
When is the proper time to forgive? More importantly, who dictates moral behavior.
I witness my first commercial for the Masters and there was one key element missing. Every one of you knew where I was going with this. No Tiger Woods. No mention, no picture, no thought. A clean morally ethical series of scenes of golfers without published infidelity.
Look at our habits of watching sports. We may route for one team but then turn around and bet against them the next week because the odds are so right.
I think Web 2.0 has taught a valuable lesson. Aside from all of us getting cancer due to the extended hours of computer use. It has desensitized us to human interaction and human contact. We have the ability to create a persona on the internet and become whomever we want to be. We have Sims to blame for that.
We have hundreds upon thousands of friends, connections, followers, colleagues, fans. When does it stop. Do we risk too much to reach out and spend time with these internet friends or have we become so global that this is the only way to form communities of our own.
Maybe we are getting lonelier and we just don’t know it.
Knowing we can always find someone to email or IM is the answer that so many lonely people are looking for instead of taking a risk and being a part of a real connection.
I suppose this makes me a hypocrite since I am writing a blog instead of spending time with someone I care about. Maybe I don’t have anyone or I prefer to be alone in silence and express my views in solitude.
Those are interesting thoughts that I believe I will ponder over shortly.
Until the next time, make a connection, tell someone you love them and always smile.