//Wrote this awhile back, just didn’t have the time to put it out.
With all the craziness with the racist NBA owner, I wanted to write this. It has never been a better time to be a good person. The amount and rate at which information is traveling is unprecedented. The real you is going to be exposed, good or bad. It was just easier to hide yourself back in the day because information didn’t travel as fast, and people were sharing a lot less. It’s not a bad thing; transparency is good.
This whole situation can be summed up as someone’s personal flaws being exposed. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that an eighty year-old white male was found to be racist. He grew up in a different time and a different era. What is morally correct in one generation might be completely wrong in the next. Time and progress changes everything. Steve Jobs said, “Death is very likely the single best invention of life.” I believe this because, though I do not wish death upon anyone, death will clear out irrelevant ideology and morally from the past and bring new life. However, until that day comes, please stop with the hatred and the mob mentality. If you hate someone because of their hate, you’re just as bad. Seek to understand. You don’t have to agree, but don’t perpetuate the hate.
The Internet/social media has given everyone a chance to be in the spotlight. The reason why everyone loves social media is because, in a way, social media gave us the power to be famous, the power to broadcast our lives like celebrities on tabloids. It feeds our narcissistic hunger to be popular, important, or someone people read/care about. On the flip-side, we now have the power to inspire, share, and motivate people faster than we ever have before just by living our lives and being true to our self. That said, it’s like everything else in life; it is about balance.