On Being Social

On Being Social

I am working on a personal theory these days about levels of appropriate sharing on social networks. Typically my levels of sharing have erred on the longside, in the middle or not at all (i.e. deactivating my FB account).

The intuitive thought came to me as I was typing a long response to something this morning (this post notwithstanding). The thought was simply this: If I have to type more than 8 words about it, then it’s too personal and not appropriate for sharing in a public forum. Note the word “I”, not you, us or them. I, as in for me. My choices always prepare the way for my experiences. So, if I choose to leave a minimal or no response, that will be what I get (in most cases) the same response back leaving me more peaceful and serene which can indeed lead to less, or no drama.