Tag Archives: Society

Social Media and . . . .

I have been connected for quite some time now. Of course, when I first became a participant of USENET.

My friends & family being on Facebook was probably their exposure to “Social Media”.

Beyond just my immediate friends and family and acquaintances Social Media is definitely having a deeper impact today than 5, or even 2, years ago.

– manzoor

Racism

A friend of mine blog’d, so I am continuing the thread, sort of.

Racism is interesting. I mean the term “racism” itself is interesting in that different people interpret it differently. To me, racism is “discriminating someone because of their race”. This “act of discriminating” begins in our thought / belief and slowly crawls out of us or at least it tries to crawl out and it is at that point that we first have the opportunity of dealing with racism within ourselves.

– manzoor

Inequality

The conversation has been mostly around economic (income and wealth) inequality – which is significant and probably the most obvious. But probably not any less important are inequalities that prohibit individuals from exercising their freedom. Inequality in the areas of:

  • Education, specially higher education
  • Basic Services
  • Upward Mobility Opportunity – which of course is depended on education and many other factors

– manzoor

Democracy

Is NOT “Three wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner”. We know it instinctively that is NOT what it could possibly mean.

Though the concept of Democracy came from the idea of the “rule of the commoners”, we have to remember – over time we have allowed more and more participants to have a voice.

– manzoor

Dealing with Anger

There was a news segment on the “Morning Edition” earlier this morning that made me think – how should we behave when we get angry?

First off – it is probably safe to assume that NOT everyone feels the same emotion the same way. Which would, logically follow, that not everyone should react the same way for the similar emotions they experience.
But beyond that, the segment was making the point that the idea of “acting out” your anger is probably not the most helpful (and maybe “venting” might do more harm than good).
– manzoor