Keep smilin’ Keep shinin’
Knowin’ you can always count on me, For sure…
An interesting blog, The Feminist Caterpillar, features a post about Generation X and the changing face of friendship. I really liked it and wanted to pass along the link. Here is a brief excerpt:
Friendship. What does this mean in the era of computer screen bonding and texting life news, “I’m engaged!”?
I think social media has changed relationships significantly. Through Facebook and Twitter, our interests and convictions become more transparent, revealing to members in our online communities a myriad of things we don’t have in common. I’ve seen these differences create walls between friends and family members where none before had existed. In my own experience, people with whom I once enjoyed a close relationship have unfriended me or gone silent.
This disconnecting can be disconcerting to say the least, but it also a refining process in which the silver of relating is separated from the dross. Sometimes, the fires of conversation and debate are intense. As someone more clever than me once said, “I’m too Christian for my liberal friends and too liberal for my Christians friends.