Have you ever gone to a remote part of the world and observed the inhabitants’ customs? One thing you will notice is that they place great importance upon things which you might consider quite ridiculous…. Let’s start over.
One time I watched “The Gods Must Be Crazy”. This movie stands as one of the most poignant commentaries on human interaction to ever have been created. In the movie a remote tribe of people, who have everything they need to exist, face the unraveling of their civilization as they fight over a coke bottle someone tossed from an airplane.
On the remote island of Tanna, Vanuata there is a famous “cargo cult” in which the inhabitants worship the image of American sailors who made port during World War 2. “Deities” such as “John Frum” and “Tom Navy” are credited with bringing prosperity to the tribes, as their air-dropped supplies and shipping freight would sometimes be left behind.
All of this is nothing more than a question of “PERSPECTIVE”. As long as people are interacting and communicating with one another they understand the workings of global trade. They understand the ramifications of certain laws being passed. The need for representation begins to take precedent.
What does this have to do with you or your life?
As the posts you make are increasingly filtered, you will find yourself shouting into a vacuum. It’s as if millions of Facebook/Twitter users inhabit one building, but each person is locked inside their own room.
No one is listening… and the exchange of ideas/information, crucial to our understanding of one another, is not taking place. Whoever controls that exchange though, is free to determine our “likes”… and dislikes. They will decide what we hold important, even which deities we worship.
Communication is king. Our isolation can only result in us possessing a smaller portrait of what the world truly is. If you look at things this way, “What’s App” was a STEAL at only $19 Billion dollars.