This is a friendly reminder that what you post on the internet, matters. Just as much as what you say to a person’s face, matters.
Kindness doesn’t have different dimensions- it’s a simple act that can occur through words or gestures, and in person or through a device.
This is something I came across today and it really resonated with me:
We all learned that one at a young age, right?
The internet, while obviously having many positive implications, happens to be a place where words tend to get thrown around with zero sensitivity.
We often use it as a shield and feel more comfortable perhaps because of this. And while most people do practice kindness on the internet, it is also striking to see the constant negativity that floods it.
I think now it’s more important than ever for us to practice kindness online.
Our recent and current political circumstances have set the example that words do not necessarily matter and that if someone disagrees with you, it is an excuse or invitation to be unkind. We are far too engrained in this culture of bashing the opposition, rather than understanding and respecting it.
Kindness belongs in the comments section, just as much as in person 🙂