Thank you, everyone, who commented on my post of Saturday wondering if I should quit Facebook.
I was bemoaning the fact that my Facebook timeline had become a repository of political hate expressed by some of my Facebook friends. I had, in fact, known some of them for many years and knew them to be decent people. But this has been a political season, here in the United States, enough to bring out the worst in many.
You all had such helpful comments. One of you, Lynda Grace, even helped me name today's blog post. She suggested I "just scroll on by." Ignore the hate. Concentrate on the good.
|Yes, this one is in my yard|
Another blogger, YTSL, reminded me that I majored in cultural anthropology in college. I remembered, then, my training from so many years ago. It enabled me to step outside my culture (well, never perfectly, and I never did field work) and examine things more from a distance.
I am still planning to spend a lot less time on Facebook - and doing a lot more blocking and "scrolling on by". We'll see how it goes. Already, if I had quit Facebook, I would have missed the news about my last original neighbor from back when I first moved to the neighborhood so many years ago.
I'm so glad I didn't just walk away.
Speaking of walking, since this is music Monday, here are a couple of walking songs from my childhood.
Walk Like A Man - the Four Seasons
Walk on By - Dionne Warwick
And one from my adulthood - Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.
Have you decided to Scroll on By on Facebook?