Be Yourself! But, Don’t Take It Too Far

If we were to ask those, who have successfully made a name for themselves online in this digital era of social medias, “How did you obtain your success?” They would probably say to us, “Just be yourself, because there is no other human being, who has the singular voice like yours.”

A piece of good advice! That being said, to what extent can we really be ourselves in the cyber space? Can we let loose completely, or some moderation and basic respect still needed when we roam from one news feed to another?

The disrespect and lack of personal characters exhibited by some internet users are appalling. The elimination of face-to-face interaction gives many of them the opportunity to incorporate into their written language many hurtful and low-class words, which they would never have the guts to voice them in a real life, in person conversation.

We all judge. In judging others, we determine, one-sidedly, whether or not we like or dislike the subject of our judgement. However, what makes us different from those, who publish their offensive languages with no restraints is that we uphold and value the basic human respect and courtesy so much more. We know that if we couldn’t voice certain comments to others in a face-to-face conversation, we would not put them down in written form online.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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