Integrity

My father is dying and all I can think about now is integrity – a quality that people often lose in this digital age where we hide behind avatars and websites and twitter accounts.  And yes, even when people reveal who they really are, with their names and faces plastered all over their personal and professional blogs, there’s still a veil there that separates them from the rest of the world.

From behind that digital veil, people write things online without thinking of its consequences – for if it increases blog visits to their site, the end justifies the means.  That they end up hurting innocent people is not their concern for if their post becomes viral, it’s all good.

Right?

5 thoughts on “Integrity

  1. I am also so sorry to hear that you and your loved ones are grieving, Morrighan. And for all the duplicity on the www, believe me when i say there are people who will care about you as you go on this painful journey.

    Your post is thought provoking – i hope you decide to expand on it one day.

  2. This is my first comment here on your blog I think…
    I only want to say Hi and let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones!
    Take care

  3. You have my deepest sympathies about your father. Today is the birthday anniversary of the real father figure in my life, also someone of integrity and honesty, and the memories have helped to sustain me as I hope they will help to sustain you.

    I feel like all we can do is to try to be honest ourselves. That makes us vulnerable. But it also makes us real, and, and I am convinced, if this matters to you — that is the only path to creativity and generativity of any kind, whether artistic or otherwise.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your father. Hugs and healing vibes to you.

    Sometimes I think about the commercialism that pervades a lot of blogging, which motivates that desire to turn viral that you mention. I agree that people should try to keep real when they write.

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