Posted by D on August 2, 2007, 10:38 am, in reply to "ˇWell done!"
Hi Smitty, |
Thanks for the post. I agree that better things happen when people talk to each other and even more so when they do it in a place where others can listen to the conversation, i.e. the message board.
I for one do want to see us move on from the topics of the burglary, Christo and firearms. I think we have just begun to discuss the topics of translations, having the message board be for everyone in La Manzanilla and the topic of the value of open forums.
It is true that subjects will come up that have a lot of emotions behind them and that will be slightly to very uncomfortable to read or deal with. It is very important to learn not to click on something if you don't want to read it. To realize you are in control of that little mouse and arrow and which topics you read. Part of the problem is we click on things even when we think we don't want to, that's another issue. Perhaps there is a balance, we click when we have the energy to deal with more and don't click when we don't. The solution here is not to eliminate sensitive subjects but to be aware of what we are capable of on a personal level and most important that we have a CHOICE.
I think that most feel it's useless to try and work our way through some issues and there may be some issues where that would apply. But if we as the people of La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico, North America, planet earth are going to survive past the next 50 years we have to talk about and work our way through important issues.
We have tools of communication at our disposal now that have never in the history of man been available to us. Tools which allow many persons read and respond to what is actually said and not what someone else thought someone said. Accuracy in context has been sorely missing in the history of the world. Taking something out of context or twisting what someone said has been the major means of controlling people throughout history. We have the tools necessary to end all of that if we can just get used to using them. It won't be an easy process and adding the burden of translations will increase the level of difficulty but it is certainly one I feel is worth the effort.
Adios for now,
|By posting, you confirm that you have read and |
Be sure to visit www.lamanzanilla.info