Friday, February 26, 2010
Heck no Techno!
I'm in a class through my church that teaches me about the bible and helps me prepare for the sacraments. Well, a few weeks ago my teacher gave a lecture on technology. He told us about how the Internet is a dangerous place and now inappropriate things come find us, rather than people going out to look for them. Yes, a lot of people are perverted and try to do stupid things to innocent young people. No, I am not one of them. I don't think that there should be a generalization. Just because some people are child molesters, doesn't mean that anybody that's a little friendly via technology without meeting in person first is. Yes, people should be careful about who they talk to and not be super trusting with the odd people that are totally random. Is it really a bad thing to have somebody there for you that you can talk to about anything without being judged though? It could really help some people. It's a major confidence booster if you do it the right way with the right people. Why not let some random person read your thoughts? Nobody ever said that you have to put yourself in a dangerous situation. Just give the people that seem somewhat normal a chance. From my own experiences, I've learned that keeping emotions hidden inside is a bad thing that really hurts you in the long run. Vent in a blog like this one. Share your thoughts and ideas with the world. It took a lot of courage to share my VBS GOES GREEN theme idea with my soon to be godmother and I talk to her about a lot. Sharing ideas isn't easy, but letting them be heard is better for everybody. So in a nutshell: 1.) don't be a creeper online, 2.) share thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc., 3.) church is a great place to be especially in hard times, and 4.) don't be judgemental. Today's challenge: make an online friend (that isn't a creeper) and trust them just with a thought, feeling, idea, or anything. If it seems to work, great. If not, better luck next time.