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Blogging; Connecting with Humanity

 Blogging; Connecting with Humanity


 Here at thinkhub.org I am blogging through the fog and loving every minute of it. For me, the most exciting part of this journey has been the many connections I’ve made. Blogging can be a way of expressing one’s own unique perspective. It can also create a way for us to glimpse into the minds and hearts of each other. In this way it illustrates how connected we truly are in ways deeper than any technology, a simple phone line or something more complex, can ever achieve. Blogging can be an incredible resource. It can be a very deep and reflective process and it helps us come to know ourselves better than before. In time the myths are exposed and our truest selves remain. This journey is a worthwhile and rewarding one. I highly recommend it.
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The social nature of us as human beings, as a species, is self evident. We function at our highest level when we have a feeling of belonging supported by friends and family. We all want the same things but the journey to get there will vary for each of us according to our individualized characteristics. In our hearts I truly believe we desire the same things.

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Social networking has allowed us to connect in greater numbers and arguably in more meaningful ways. There are many naysayers that believe the advent of technology and social media in general has taking something away. They argue that physical connection is lessened, that actual physical interaction occurs less. This is not exactly the case. Maybe, just maybe, this new technology puts us all in each others presence every moment of every day. It can raise social consciousness. We can share thoughts and ideas that coalesce into a greater awareness.

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We are experiencing the first time in history that a worldwide social consciousness is arising. With technology and social media as the platform we can all stand together. Deception and lies, after all, are reliant on a lack of truthfulness and a lack of information. When we blog and share ideas, when we meet on social networks discussing and sharing, we are spreading the light of truth across all the land, reducing the dark recesses in which deception used to hide.

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The interconnectedness of us all is becoming harder and harder to ignore. The increase in communication that technology allows is quickly dispelling the lies we have been brought up to believe. Race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, politics, nationality- all the ways we’ve been taught to believe we were divided is being exposed for what it is- a grand deception.

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Edward S. Curtis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I speak with many of you, from all over the world. We interact on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, e-mail, and more, and if we weren’t speaking different languages I’d think we grew up in the same town with the same thoughts and feelings on so many things.

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Blogging and sharing on social networks has done so much to raise my understanding of how uniquely beautiful and amazingly similar we all are. It is paradox of sorts, but one that sums up the chaos of this world into a tidy little package. We can continue to search for the superficial ways in which we are different and exploit them, reinforcing the divisions that systemically cause the pain and suffering of this world. Or we can focus on our similarities, the sameness in our hearts and minds, and create a world united in our humanity. One has a legacy of division and chaos, while the other holds the promise of togetherness and natural order. Personally I choose the truth, we are all family and we are in this thing together. To think any other way is intellectually and emotionally dishonest.

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