Silence is not golden. Harsh words said in anger cause lasting pain. Subtle messages disguised as jest perpetuate the undercurrents of the changes we want changed.
When words are never spoken the world continues as it always has. There are loud voices, and there are small ones too. It’s interesting to see how technology has changed the way we use the power of words to influence those around us.
Combining our message with video, cartoons and emoticons we have developed a new language. A new age of communication that seeks to inform the world of what we will and will not stand for; inequality, hatred, abuse, suffering, war, etc., yet at the same time we continue to expose the pain of others for our enjoyment.
It would seem no matter how you look at which side you stand for, positive or negative there will always remain a mix. Don’t believe me? Have a look at what you read, shared online, or have captured in prose or image. What pleasure have you derived from this? What message did you expect from others?
In a complicated world of mixed messages it is no wonder we are confused about the issue of peace, love, and personal worth when there is always the opposite directly in our path.