Oh social media and the mainstream media. Where do I even begin to broach that subject?
One positive aspect of social media is that it allows people to have a voice. And that is great! But the dark side of media is blackhole that sucks our minds into a pit of drama, which turns into an echo chamber. The scary part about this is what our society has become. We shun people with different opinions. We tell them they're wrong, stupid or don't fit into "our" world. We embrace people who share our likemind with open arms. It's another form of bullying and fulfillment for this need that "I'm right. I'm moral. I'm better." Not everyone will agree on every subject, and that is okay.
I believe nature has the answers to everything. When you step outside of your home you'll notice thousands of different types of leaves, animals and species. Could you imagine choosing a new pet dog only from the golden retriever species? You get either goldie, goldie or goldie
Life is more psychological than we understand. How I perceive the world is different than someone from Brazil. We should embrace the different thoughts and lenses that exist. There's never been one country, one religion, one political party or one historical narrative. Each and every culture in this world has it's own language, food, rituals, lifestyle and philosophy on life. Not only do we have national influences, but local influences. People in So-Cal are going to have a completely different menatlity than the people from Maine. The way people, eat, think and live isn't wrong, it's different. That is what makes the world go round, and also makes it a very complex place to live in.
Today, I challenge myself and the world to read (or watch) something from a different point of view without judgement. We are all different in our very special own way and only hearing the same drum beat limits, not expands, our perspective in life.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com