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Deconomy of words

People today can search for answers in the internet and in seconds proclaim they are already an expert on the topic at hand..

The constant online access enables instantaneous communication as never before and opens the door for so many opportunities to learn.

One hopes that the generation that has been blessed with so much possibility to see and learn good things does not get lost in the maze of the internet and online social communication, and will become richer in their human interaction, more elevated yet humble in their verbal and non-verbal forms of expression, instead of developing an equally quick and instantaneous response that yields to prejudice or stereotyping. 

At times the reality of day to day interactions leaves a taste of a deconomy of words that prevails against words that should extol and uplift. Just think for a moment... a deconomy of words equals to a deconomy of thoughts and eventually to a deconomy of action and character.

Isn't this something worth thinking about every time we write, post, like, comment, or speak something?


Comments

Joao said…
This is very insightful. It is easy for us to lose ourselves between reality and the virtual world. We should not forget how the adversary will try to "distract us from or inhibit our capacity to discern things as they really are."(Bednar, 2010)
I have seen how in the last 5 years alone, the world has drastically changed the way we communicate and interact. Our communication has stretched what we thought was capable. I agree, "Technology can be a wonderful thing, and it is very useful when we cannot connect be near our loved ones"...Case and point, I am posting this on my family blog. And along with Elder Uchtdorf, I don't believe society is headed the right direction "when we connect with family or friends mostly by reposting humorous pictures, forwarding trivial things, or linking our loved ones to sites on the internet."(Ucthdorf,2012)
Not to long ago I heard a TED talk titled "Connected but alone?" Professor Turkle talks how society has leaned toward social networks especially because it offers control, "an illusion of companionship" she says.
Sadly, I have seen how society has lost touch with reality and so easily traded "conversation for mere connection."

Elder Uchtdorf told us that to "resolve to cherish those we love by spending meaningful time with them, doing things together, and cultivating treasured memories."
And on that note...I will talk to you later Dad :)

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