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Tumblr CrossPost: Hopefully you will be surrounded by people who understand and are kind.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1GZTK42 at November 02, 2015 at 11:46AM
 

Last week I reblogged a NY Times article about internet shaming:  How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life

It referenced a book called “So, You’ve Been Shamed on the Internet”. The book discusses many topics, but the one that stands out was how we use the dogpile internet/shame method to keep people in line – not so much for them, but for us. They are the strawpeople, the scapegoats of what we are most afraid of in ourselves. Some of this shame is good, as there’s a lot of rotten things that need pointing out, but when it focuses on the stupid foibles of regular people and then hanging these people at the crossroads, it becomes something more complicated. Social media has now made it possible to jump all over clumsy regular people. 

This then brings to mind a post I reblogged this weekend about how everyone is just out there doing their best. That it might not be your best, that it might not be good enough, but it truly all one can do at the moment. And that someday, your best will not be good enough for other people, and hopefully you will be surrounded by people who understand and are kind.


Tags:social, thinky thoughts, much of these thinky thoughts came from emails and conversations with friends and family so while I cannot credit them individually, thank you, I've always relied on the kindness of strangers, DWCrosspost

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