Build Bridges & Not Walls
Make new friends, and keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold.
(T.G.I.M.) Thank God It’s Monday.
I took a few days away due to some interestingly unpredicted events, which usually indicates that changes for the better are in the works, yet I know not to let my fingers get rusty as I actually do in part, earn a living with them.
Interestingly enough, I had the opportunity to do something that used to be more of my usual routine before I began to focus heavily on writing and content creation, and that was to hit the streets to meet and greet.
Over the years, I have been in search of the certain something that has been missing that may have gotten lost in the shuffle as the Internet began to grow in popularity and usage as a tool of interaction amongst people.
As about as far back as I can remember, I for whatever reason have been somewhat of a social person and the kid who knew many other kids in different places and from different backgrounds, and in my teenage years, somehow I became somewhat of an ambassador who always connected different people together, to the extent that there are some people that actually have strong bonds with each other who met through me durring those times, that still maintain connections and share experiences with each other on some of the popular online social networking sites.
With that said, I can see now that my initial draw to the Internet in regards to business and life was it’s previously unimaginable ability to connect individuals together from various places around the globe, and since I enjoy traveling to different places and making new connections, I have always felt like it (the Internet) was a place that was made for me.
My ventures into the online arena actually began a few years before
the emotional climate change hit the planet, which I will discuss in greater detail when some of my works are made public, yet for the sake of this discussion, I will just make use of the power of imagery, and ask if the following image describes the change accurately and if you are even able to recall what the climate was like before being introduced to this new character and associated events?
As I stated before, more on this subject can be elaborated on at a later date, yet for now, history will reflect that whether it’s the boogieman or the sea monsters who threatened to consume individuals who decided to venture across the seas on a planet that was said to be flat, some form of stimulus has always existed to keep insecure people in check and in their familiar confines where things are normal and comfortable.
Of course as with all stories, there are two sides, and the fact that sticking to who and what you know automatically limits ones ability to grow is what seems to be surfacing all across the board along with the inner turmoil which is caused by the feeling of captivity, which again, shows to be self imposed with the trade off being comfort and safety.
To each their own is my motto, yet I do always find it to be an interesting coincidence that computer technology, which allows individuals a near limitless range of motion and horizon expansion, is showing to actually be more popular as a tool to be used for self imposed confinement, again, in the name of greater degrees of security and protection from the unfamiliar, sort of like a condom for ones being.
When I was out and about over the weekend, I did have an opportunity to initiate some conversations with strangers and introduce myself and shake a few hands, and noticed that my range of motion and knowledge did increase as I now know and am familiar with names and faces that I was not familiar with last weekend which indicates a growth in my game, so my goal for the month of June and beyond is to see how to better combine the power of computer technology to enhance my natural real life
self constructive tendencies which are to build bridges for myself as opposed to walls around myself.
In closing, I am aware that some of our viewers may get thrown off by the frequent usage of Bible verses, as some of the concepts may be outside of what they have been taught or made to believe are proper morality standards, yet just like in computer technology, where terms such as windows, firewalls and anti virus can be applied to and originate from concepts outside of scope of technology itself, perhaps the usgae of biblical verses used in this context can be given a greater value and more effective useage when used in conjunction with effective applications (apps), so try this one as a test and bookmark the link for the PimpHop App Store.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
A different perspective to consider.