Apologies in advance if I sound like grumpy, get out of my grass guy today. Today’s technology has done too good of a job of letting everyone express their opinions about everything. Everything is output, no one takes time for the input thing. There was a time young fella, back when only Sylvester did Tweeting, when folks would actually pause and listen for while. My Dad used to say, “Bud, the Lord gave you one mouth and two ears so you could listen twice as much as you talked”.
He also thought you could speak French by saying manure – but he got it right every now and then. I fear the wonderful art of conversation has gotten replaced by 140 characters and “selfies” saying check me out.
All of the incidents lately with the police and men dying begs for a conversation. There are so many legitimate points of view, we could all learn something. It’s not a sign of weakness or capitulation to understand someone’s point of view. You don’t even have to change you opinion and the scariest thing that could happen is we could learn something new.
OK, I just lost the Hipsters.
Here in Raleigh I have no idea how to have such a conversation. I guess Facebook could work, but I have like 17 friends and they are all similar to me. Durham is having protest marches which is good, but its not a dialogue. At least this started some folks talking. Maybe we can learn to use the Internet for good instead of gossip.
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin
Now you say, Oh, Romeo, you know I used to have a scene with him