I was at the Seattle Center the other day with my good friend Dave. We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon conversing about life, the universe, and pretty much everything under the sky.
My mind's been all over the map lately and I choose to blame it on the unseasonably good weather and not anything or anyone in particular. Yet some good fellowship and the rain returned to the Pacific Northwest and I'm back in sync with my environment.
I've been stressed, “Why is it I'm so totally tuning out politics?” Well, for one, both sides of the 'race for president' equation are (amongst many things) supposedly using social media. I say not. They’re both abusing it and totally about push and not at all about attraction, which in my humble opinion still rules.
(Welcome to our times!)
Both sides are forgetting an honest forthright message of value is way more powerful than telling me how worse off I will be if the other side wins. Stop thinking you can persuade me as a member of the lowest common denominator. When I think of whom I know, I care not what side of the isle they are on, left or right. The other side is not my enemy. This is our country, our society, our culture. We are the people, we built it, we sustain it, we contribute, we fight for it, we work for it, left, right, or center.
“They” don’t know me half as well as their science may purport if they’re honing in on me based on crunching the petabytes of demographic and behavioral data they have. My world is still quite personal, full of hope and aspiration. I love technology, but I will align myself with a positive human experience any day over a machine and its algorithms.
True, I want my nap and my pie. I want a better world for my family, my loved ones, my friends, my country, and my planet. I get up everyday and work for it. I pay my taxes. So please stop the relentless negative onslaught and offer me (us) a vision of reason and hope. What do you actually stand for, how might we get there, and how does it serve the greater good? Or, don't say anything at all.