“Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. Community happens when we hear each other’s actual voices, when we enter one another’s actual homes, with actual messes, around actual tables telling stories that ramble on beyond 140 pithy characters.”
(Just because I completely agree with this doesn’t mean I am any less of an unabashed Instagrammer, though.)
Why can’t honesty be a normal thing, something that everyone abides by?
Instead, honesty is actually RARE, to the point that most people don’t even expect it, and are actually surprised when they encounter honesty.
Honesty shouldn’t be some unexpected, refreshing thing. It should be a normal part of discourse. It should be so normal that it borders boring.
I don’t like boring stuff, and I’m all for defying norms, but I think the world would be much better if honesty were common to the point of normalcy.
But but but, wait, it MUST be, because the source says CNN!
THE SOURCE. SAYS. CNN.
SO IT MUST BE TRUE, RIGHT??
People, anybody can put a reputable website as the “source” link on Tumblr. But unless there’s another URL that leads to an actual article from that reputable source talking about the subject at hand (or if clicking on the fun little fancy reputable source link brings you to such an article), there’s no real proof that the “news” came from that source.
So stop falling for those stupid reblog scams. It’s the 21st century. Do we really need to resuscitate the dumb chainmails of the 90’s, Tumblr-style?!