I have noticed several things in my venture on the internet...people are people, both face to face and behind a computer screen. What I have found, though, is that some people tend to use the internet as a means to hurt others. This could be in the form of creating havoc by causing viruses on others' computers, but it can also be more subtle, yet nonetheless damaging, in the form of gossip, slander or just not being careful with one's words, ending up hurting someone.
What I have learned is that face to face communication is easier in that you can see one another's facial expressions, a smile, laugh, tears, etc. However, unless one uses (LOL, a smiley face, etc.,) on the internet, you just cannot tell! This means that we must be more careful with how we word things...in other words, be more kind and gentle in our approach.
Since I have had the internet I decided to use it as a means to reach out to others, to perhaps make someone's life's brighter, happier, etc. This means that I am also very careful to express myself in such a way that I don't hurt others. This doesn't mean that I have never hurt others, because I am sure I have, it just means that I do my best not to, so I try to be gentle and kind. I try to treat others in the manner that I wish to be treated.
A couple of quotations:
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles." - William Hazlitt
Thank you for listening, I just needed to share this.
The photo I am sharing today is one I took on a walk in October 2011. I hope you will enjoy it. You just need to click on the image to see a larger view.