Sunday, January 13, 2019

Love & Respect

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2





Why do we find this very act to be difficult? We often expect respect and kindness from one another but in truth, often do not display this behavior onto others.

How often do we open our social media and see someone boasting about a good deed they did, modified pictures to show how beautiful we are or bashing one another because they have a different opinion from yourself? Does being behind a screen make it okay to lose your compassion and respect for one another? Why do we find being behind a screen make it where we find ourselves mistreating one another and boasting about all you have done and are.

Social media, can bond many of us with common causes and connecting us with many others around the world.  We can grow so much as a society but we are frequently using this to separate ourselves from one another who has a differing opinion from our own.  When we see someone with a differing opinion, we ready ourselves in attack mode and label this person who we often don't even know.

Our online persona is not who we truly are but yet we choose to let it affect us internally and amongst others emotionally.

Although it is difficult for many of us to hear others voices and lend a ear to understand what we may not agree with but we should be listening to each others voices because once we stop viewing others perspectives, this is the moment we are stunting ourselves in mental growth. 

It sounds so simple but respect one another as you wish to be respected. Stop living and spreading hate. 

11 comments:

  1. Yes, I believe that trying to spend time physically socialising with each other would help to make us more compassionate to the needs of those around us.

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  2. Yes, i feel as though there are plenty of people talking but not as many truly listening. Social media certainly sets up an unrealistic reality too. Seriously, who posts a pic of the dishes in the sink instead of the beautiful food?

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  3. I totally agree with this. The influencer space is so toxic sometime and this is an important reminder.

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  4. This is so true. There is a new movement on Instagram going around called #ShareTheWholeStory (or #TheWholeStory) that I am loving. It's all about women sharing the "behind-the-scenes" of their perfectly filtered Instagram photos.

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  5. Yes, it is so important to be kind. I totally agree.

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  6. I don't know. I try to be respectful and compassionate at work towards my coworkers but they don't return it. It's irritating sometimes.

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  7. I totally agree with you. Its important to be respect others and kind. But it feel very bad when don't get return it.

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  8. I agree respect is very important all people lack of respect others instead they love to criticize and judgement nowadays :(

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  9. I am totally you agree on this. Kindness is the key.

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  10. Yes I agree! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Honestly many things are easier said than done. I try to live by this but I'm human. Sometimes people anger or frustrate me.

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  11. People need to remember this more often. Being kind doesnt take much work at all and you could make someone's day in a heartbeat with just a little kindness.

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