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Snippet Banner  2017-02-28_10-27-01A quick snippet here to give you a couple of different ways to follow my daily posts on RJsCorner. If you are a regular Facebook viewer you can now see my post there. Just click on the”Facebook Connect” block on the right edge of this post and hit the “Follow” button on the Facebook page.

If you use Feedly, another way to make it easier to read me is to put me on your Feedly list. It is a great app that I use daily.  Just copy the URL here and then go to Feedly search box and paste it there and then click “Search” and then “Follow” on the subsequent page.

About Being American

I just love this Facebook entry on my friend’s page. It says it all on what being an American should be about. You can do your thing but don’t try to prevent me from doing mine.

Diversity……

 

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Facebook in 2030? 5 billion users, says Zuck

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All CEOs including Facebooks’ Mark Zukerberg are paid the big bucks to be dreamers. They all have to have a vision of where their company dominates all the competition in the years ahead. Of course there are only a meager few who actually get it right. The rest take their millions and walk away and another dreamer takes over.  I think Zuck really understands that by 2030 which is fourteen years away something else will likely replace Facebook as THE social site of the age. Fourteen years is an eternity when it come to technological change.

But I want to get a little more personal with this post and tell you what I don’t like about Facebook.  I have been getting on site daily for some time now but it is getting on my nerves. I know that Facebook like any other corporation HAS to grow. If they don’t they lose favor with Wall Street. How they do that is what is important.

I admit that I like to keep up with some of my friends via Facebook. Even if I don’t see them face-to-face much anymore it is nice to see what they are up to in their daily lives. The Walters clan, if it even deserves to be called that, have never been to connected with each other. I have two brothers and a deceased sister as siblings. The last time I saw them in person was in 2002 when I made a trip south to visit them. They for the most part never seemed interested in connecting on any serious level so they have never reciprocated with a visit north. But still it is nice to see some of their daily interactions with their immediate families.

As I said I enjoy keeping up, even on a trivial level, with my friends and relatives but lately it seems that I must also keep up with any comments or interactions with people they “like”. For some of my friends that means dozens more daily reads. I like my friends but I don’t necessarily care to know who all their friends are.  Simply stated it is just taking too much time to parse through what I don’t care to see in order to keep up with them.  I will shamefully admit that I have “unfollowed” several in order to keep my Facebook viewing to a manageable level.

I know that kids spend hours each day on what I consider frivolous social media interactions but I just don’t see the point in knowing why my BFF had for breakfast this morning and don’t really care what their friends had!

Zuck may eventually have to subtract one from his  7 billion human count estimate.

What The World Needs Now Is a Lot Less Spite….

What the world needs now is love, sweet love

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of

What the world needs now is love, sweet love

No, not just for some but for everyone

I love the song lyrics above. They give me hope that someday, probably in the very distant future the world will turn to love but we got a long ways to go before that can even remotely become reality. In the interim I am just praying that the world has a little less spite tomorrow than it does today. Spite is such a destructive thing to humanity. It is hateful rhetoric that we need a lot less of.

I want to make sure that we are on the same page so I will give you an official definition of that word here:

spite         noun

feeling a need to see others suffer ⤻
syn: malice, maliciousness, spitefulness, venom
malevolence by virtue of being malicious orspiteful or nasty ⤻
syn: cattiness, bitchiness, spitefulness, nastiness
verb 1

hurt the feelings of ⤻
syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend

The Face of SpiteThe picture here is from a display panel at the Brown vs Board of Education historic site. The look on the young girls face behind the African-American entering a once segregated school is the ultimate spite in my mind. There is nothing in the world productive about spite. It only has a totally malicious, often hateful, purpose.

I ran across an invisible face of spite recently when I accepted a friend request from someone I remotely knew from my high school days. When his Facebook postings came up the next day he was passing on a cartoon with the final frame calling President Obama a “shit head”.  When I commented that I wonder if calling the first dark-skinned president a shit head was intentional or just Freudian. He said he just thought it was funny and did not hate the president.

But this brought out one of his other “friends” screaming spite in a diatribe about how the president was evil and the worst person in the history of the world. I enjoy debating people who have different political or philosophical outlooks on life but I have learned from experience that is not possible to do that with people who scream so loud. They are not about to hear anything but their own rants or maybe reinforcement of their prejudices.  Sadly I am discovering too many of my previous high school classmates in this mode. I wonder what happened to them in the intervening years to cause such anger toward anyone? I wonder if that young girl in the picture who is now in her 60s or 70s ever mellowed out? I pray that she did…

What the world needs now is a lot less spite, then maybe we can move on to a little love….