This is hard. I have asked so many of my friends to connect with me through Twitter and now I am leaving you. A very wise women has recently admitted that her relationship with Twitter and Facebook has been very unhealthy. To much time was spent reading posts and the other related emails and games. She mentioned that the time she spent online was precious time lost from her family. I admire her courage to disconnect from this cyber-world and reconnect to the world that really matters.
My reasons for wanting out are that I am not in love with this way of communicating. Messages between friends and strangers that are only words leave out so much information. Sometimes the most telling part of communication is the facial expression or the tone of ones voice. I feel like I am not only getting only half the message but also half the truth. I have often felt that I am missing the love half. My feelings have been hurt from numerous remarks that could be considered sly or catty and I feel that many times if the other half of the message had been witnessed, the feelings could have been spared. Once valued friendships have reached almost toxic levels. In an effort to let love abound, I feel I need to let truth abound. The only way to do that is to gain the whole truth. I want REAL relationships. I want to heal those relationships that have been damaged by misleading tweets both by my fault and the fault of others.
When I die, I want people gathered around my graveside. Not a bunch of tweets on my screen.
Blessings and Love, Kim O