A perspective on Facebook

A perspective on Facebook, January 21, 2019:

Many days and weeks, I receive more comments via a tiny Facebook group (which is specifically about a 40 year old Linn phonograph turntable) than I receive on my regular Facebook timeline. It’s not uusual, but my phone beeps when there is a Facebook message.  It’s a feature that occurs so infrequently.  It does not take a rocket scientist to know that that bias can be traced easily. From that perspective, Facebook and its ilk in social media are ALL at risk. All of them can always find out anything about you. You can also watch them. The problem is that it also must be about them. It is their property. Yep.

Or, we can decide to use their media rather than be abused by it.  Used to what purpose you may ask?

Will we tire of looking at ourself?  Or, will we tire of loving another?  Or, will we love at all?  And then, will we tire of that?  And what does that say about us?  Can you love another if you don’t love yourself?  The answer is no.  If you don’t value yourself, then you have nothing to offer of value, Ayn Rand would say.

It says to me that we are being analytical.  But not too analytical.

It says that to me everyday is a new dance.


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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