Social media has been a strange place since the POTUS election. Have you noticed anyone online —
- Attack a Facebook “friend” or family member over politics?
- Post a meme, image, or video just to discredit others’ views?
- Robotically spew biased political party “talking points” rather than engage in calm, reasoned, fact-based dialogue?
- Pontificate and sermonize instead of asking questions to seek greater understanding?
- Express ginormous outrage and concern on the behalf of strangers living halfway around the world when there are people in need in our own backyard?
There is no political message in that last question, so please don’t take umbrage. I’m simply baffled by the substantial time and emotional energy expended on social media that could be used differently.
Yes, like you, QBQ, Inc. and the Miller clan believe in compassion. However, is it possible there are people a mile from me who would be greatly blessed if they received just a slice of the concern for humankind expressed on Facebook and Twitter?
Let’s turn to coach, pastor, and politician Jimmy Miller—a man who never touched a computer or smartphone in his life—for a possible answer …41 CommentsBy John G. Miller