“All of us were born with our own basic instinct, all of us are created by God to have our own judgement but (as we base them on the act of kindness) still in accordance to His will.”
Okay, in a form of a disclaimer; I am a man who understands that we are all created equal but were given with a gift of deciding on what we choose to be and decide what to do and say, I also believe on the cliché that goes “to each his own”…. but, I am fed up!
Why is it that there are people who are fond of sharing “breaking news” to their friends without verifying first if they (the news) are reliable or not?
Okay, I understand that some friends would like to be the “first” in sharing such “interesting news/write-up. Or probably they are too concerned (or too excited) and they don’t want us (their friends) to miss the great (or disturbing news.
Sometimes we tend to deprive ourselves with the analytical sense that our judgement, on determining if they’re fake news or not, is purely based on our wish that the exclusive news/write-ups are true or not.
Most of the times, when we fail to verify the truth behind those links that we share, our excitement bring harm to the friends whom we passed on those fake news and fake links-to-click-on to.
Sometimes we have to think and evaluate our inner sense and ask this question: if we found the news (fake or not) online, isn’t it fair to say that, most probably, your friends (whom you plan to share the news to via online) have also seen it? Which means that it’d be pointless (read irritating) if you share that news to them (also) online!
I also can’t understand nor comprehend the reasons why people love to share dreadful acts of violence and gore photos online that would make someone puke. COME ON! You think you’re helping the cause to stop violence and prevent blood and gore by sharing those online? What’s worse than this is when I see at the end of the shared online post soliciting the readers to comment “AMEN” as an act of “faith” or “prayer”…and they think that this would help the CAUSE!!???
Now that the rest of the world is experiencing probably one of the darkest days brought about by Covid-19, the false vigilance being shared by some people in social media is appalling to say the least.
To be honest, I am still in denial. I never imagined I’d witness people living in a “worldwide pandemic state” at this current level in my lifetime…
What’s worse is how some people react online, and even worse from that is how they share uncool happenings that bring confusion and uneasiness to their “circle of friends”.
Yes I act like one of the “cool” ones as I try my dandiest best to stay away from the “toxicity” that most social media apps bring. I mean why would some people dare to contribute to the “panic and stress” brought about by Covid-19?
Why would people share to others the dread effect of “panic buying” based on what they see online and what they initially experienced (e.g. in the supermarket where basic commodities start to run out)?
Some people even have the temerity to brag about how they accomplished getting the “priced and in-demand commodities” first hand before they run out….as if adding salt to the wound of those who missed out, like; “hey, I got the last one and there’s probably nothing left here for you to buy”!
Wouldn’t it be nice if people are sensitive enough to think that if everyone else is thinking (and doing) what they just shared online, it would create more stress and panic to those who read what you shared?
All of us were born with our own basic instinct, all of us are created by God to have our own judgement but (as we base them on the act of kindness) still in accordance to His will.
We are currently in a pandemic state…and this is not a race to acquire those basic commodities that we feel we should hoard. This is not a contest that we feel we should triumph over the others who can’t have those goods in time before they run out.
We should learn to listen not just to the Government, who keep on saying that we are okay and we should not be doing panic buying so that these basic commodities will be shared equally, and normally…we should also prioritize in our heart and mind what God is trying to say to us, we have to listen to what He is trying to say to us…we have to encourage Faith Hope and Love amongst us.
Maybe you are now mumbling about how Faith (in God) couldn’t feed me and how false it is to simply believe and hold on to what we have learned as Christians (from, Luke 4:4: “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God”). I tell you, I am not used to preaching about how GREAT our Almighty GOD is but I can truly say that whatever happens, I am at Peace because God is with me…and I keep on Praying that all of us will be at peace with Him too.
Perhaps the best thing that we could do right now is to Trust in the Lord with all our heart. We may not have been given the gift and talent and profession to solve this crisis but we can always contribute through Prayers. Let’s all pray that the Medical experts who are doing the best they can to find a cure may remain healthy and acquire God’s gift of wisdom to put an end to this pandemic.
…and for those who don’t believe in God and who don’t utter prayers, let’s all act together as humans who care for each other, after all we live in the same world, and this world would remain as the best place to live in if we all live in peace and harmony.