One Word Inspirations - Responsibility

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Let's start off the week with Responsibility.

It has become painfully apparent to me with the raised use of social media, no one is taking responsibility for what they say. People are too quick to make assumptions, about ANYTHING.

On the reverse side, we all have the capability of taking one sentence, apply our own emotions as we are reading it and go on the attack instead of asking questions.

What does it mean to be responsible?

First, there is the responsibility for ourselves. How we conduct ourselves and interacting with society whether in person or on social media.

Second there is the responsibility of what we share and how we share it.

Too many people are in their assumptions of, "if you don't like my page, you can unfollow or unfriend me".

While that's a good way to think about it, keep in mind what you're saying. While you have a page or a profile on any social media, you are just "renting" space. The platform is not yours. You don't own it. So in essence you can't just say whatever you want.

I would use examples but hopefully you're smart enough to know there are things you should not say, regardless if it's your page or not.

To be responsible means you are taking a step back and thinking about what you're sharing and how it affects others and their mindset.

Until we start taking real responsibility, we will remain in a presumptuous world of thinking our social media is our own television show.

Don't be surprised when you get canceled without warning.

Think, share and listen responsibly.