It is no longer needed to write a post about the fact that, in the last few years, superficiality is climbing, diffused in the social tissue; superficial contents, often driven by ignorance, circulating with increasing frequency everywhere: yes, in the social network, but above all, also in human relationships.
People who consider truthful, anything said by anyone, without verifying the sources, without any kind of attention, and without a minimum of thought, is dramatically increasing.
The cause, and beneficiary of this situation are first of all, the media which seems to make the effort not only to keep things as they are, but to make them increasingly worse.
And not to forget the so called “VIPs” of every field who, unfortunately, become a cognitive and behavioral model for the masses. Such individuals not only don’t care about the responsibility which their role involves, but more than often, support values of a very low level, including inferior products, only because “this is a product which sells”.
We live in a world increasingly more inhabited by charlatans, of people who promote absurdities presented as scientific truths, often abusing terminologies with the tendency just to sell products empty of any significance, efficiency or authentic cultural origins. To complete the overview of the situation (even if it could continue on and on, perpetually), what about those who know perfectly what they do, and use those mechanisms to divulge dangerous and/or harmful contents, knowing well the results of what they’re spreading?
We could make the examples of concepts we could call “dark” that are sold as means for a personal evolution. Or, the example of people who become propagators of a suffocating morality, or a system of limiting thoughts, or such.
It’s my opinion that anyone with a little awareness who witnesses these behaviors, no longer has “the right to remain silent”. Indeed, they have the sacrosanct right to intervene directly against this.
The world we live in, is a result of superficiality, and superficiality is something which should be opposed, first of all through a rebuttal that it doesn’t lead anywhere. And this is of value for all: from laws to attitudes, from the words in a newspaper, to the words of a neighbor. Then, try to deepen our thought and our culture, and express it through the means which this age offers at our disposal.
We don’t suggest to become polemic, maybe crystallizing into never-ending discussions or arguments. This is a useless waste of time, in any case. We are speaking about expressing dissent each time we notice an inequity. It doesn’t require very much: sometimes, it’s enough to silently raise an eyebrow in front of a colleague or friend with a stupid attitude. Sometimes it’s enough to speak and express our thoughts, without caring if we gain or not, the approval of the listener.
We are speaking about not perpetually promulgating alarmist or detrimental contents which could limit someone’s freedom. If something doesn’t convince us because of reasonable doubts, just don’t share it, and let’s not give the possibility that such material could be spread.
Ok, obviously there’s not only what we could “not” do. There is also what we can and should do. Actively. For example, sharing our own material, or subjects which resonate with our experience, or something we have learned… there are never-ending examples.
Or, seen that in this moment we are on internet, sharing information which seems reasonable to us, which gives us a feeling of giving a further value, it doesn’t matter if it is practical advice or a thought or a consideration.
Let’s not burn the contents we feel are of value, like firewood. We find on Facebook or other social networks, something we like, something which incites in us, a moment of pondering. Often we dismiss it with a “like” and forget it. Why not share it?
For every word we don’t say, even when we feel that we wish to say it or express it, we allow a part of our freedom to die.
It’s just a personal pondering… which maybe, could make someone else ponder.