What is the human tendency— privacy or openness? over retaining the personal information, pictures and messages of their users without consent. I’ll very loosely paraphrase founder off-record response; ‘People who post sh#$ on Facebook and expect it to be private are idiots.’ I suppose that’s true. My Mom is appalled that I’m blogging about very personal feelings and experiences. She thinks it’s ridiculous that I’m talking to other people in front of other people through my posts. And, my Mom is shocked that she can see the wedding and baby pictures of so many people we know, but like a train wreck– she is compelled to watch.
If we’re ever going to repair the world, we need to promote understanding and end intolerance. If, by exposing our private business, we can help another, then so be it. We’re trying to create a loving world. Let go of your secrets, wear your spiritually on the outside and extend friendship to a stranger. Open up.
The sign on the wall simply reads: Be Open.
I pray I can be open to change,
open to hope, open to love.
I want to be open to joy,
and open to unexpected grace.
I will be open to gifts You bless me with,
whether I know it or not.
I know I can do what I ask of myself—
to be open to the life I need.