Monday, August 04, 2008

Fan Mail

I just got a great e-mail from Z in New York. He's a borderline online stalker. (Just kidding.)

He stumbled across my blog a while back, internet surfing for some song lyrics and hit upon my page.

He wrote to me to tell me that he found and read and thoroughly enjoyed it. The craziness, the friends, the hobbies, the fun.

(I'm blushing now.)

Here's why I bring it up...(aside from giving a shout out to Z. HEY!)

I've mentioned it before, and perhaps because we're close to my self-reflection time of the year, it is near the front of my mind.

People are watching.

Not in a sick paranoia kind of way, but people see how you act and what you do. People you know and people you don't know. Your words and deeds travel far and take a bastard life beyond your casual conversations.

What kind of life are you creating?

If your words and deeds are biting and vicious - how do they change or taint others who witness them? Will it encourage them to be kind and good or provide justification for their own biting, vicious deeds?

If one - who is already inundated with bad news on the television and in newspapers - sees only ickiness, what encouragement is there for goodness?

I know, I know, my Blog is an intentional public venue.

However, and here's my thought,

your overheard words and observed deeds are also in the public domain.

How are you changing the world?

3 comments:

Miles said...

Be careful Chuck, you may start to sound like a teacher you had, one that lived a few thousand years ago.

Miles

Ps. Maybe we can connect next summer when I am back from trying to change a little part of the world.

Just-Chuck said...

Miles, those concepts can be found in many philosophies in many centuries. Could you mean Confucious? Plato? Streisand?

Yes, a hook up next Summer would be Fab! How about a weekend camping trip to our property?

Miles said...

Count us in for camping!

Certainly not Streisand! Maybe Bono or Dillan, but never Steisand!

:-)