By Jesse Jost
This past year has been so difficult because we have been cut off, to varying degrees, from in person fellowship and human touch and real life community.
We are desperate for human contact. Without it, we turn to the substitute of social media.
It has been wonderful to see babies being born, and cute stories and embarrassing moments. These good things from social media have been a gift.
But among the positives, have been the way social media has stirred up so much fear and frustration.
People feel frustrated that they can’t make more of a difference in the real world right now, so they turn to social media activism. At least we can bring awareness to the problem, they feel.
Awareness is such a vital first step to solving problems and injustice. It used to be that you were blissfully living your life, and someone would show you a graphic image of a slave ship. You were shocked. You woke up to the problem. You wanted to make a difference. You could take real action.
The problem today is the non-stop bombardment of social media activism. As I scroll through my facebook and twitter feed, I see activism about global warming and the need to reduce emissions, I see activism warning me that global warming is a hoax and part of an agenda to reduce human population.Continue reading…