Some of you may notice that I have deleted a few posts. These in general where some of my more contentious writings with regard to my frustrations being a 'outsider' in the Netherlands. As with most things in life one needs to review and reassess at various stages. Some of these postings generated a healthy amount of comment, but this perhaps is just indicative of how people can more easily relate to critical editorial. The world press is full of such editorial writings. We read such articles on global politics whilst nodding internally in agreement, confirming our belief that we some how understand the complexities of human suffering better than those who actually live in such situations on a daily and all too real bases.
I've decided that should I post a critical comment, then I should always accompany it with a positive one because in reality that is how things are.
In addition, as a man who has worked in advertising for many years I'm all too aware of my 'brand' image, but more importantly as a Buddhist I'm am aware of my karmic footprint. I began blogging and Youtubing in order to grasp an understanding of this new form of global communication - spirited into our lives so rapidly. I read recently on the help menu's of Youtube information about how to close the channel of a deceased member, a shocking moment to ponder that our internet persona is possibly more permanent than our physical self. That our ghosts of the future will haunt the web rather than the granite stoned walls of old castles or houses.
So next time you write a comment somewhere, or have a rant on this new democratic soapbox, remember to end with something nice. Enjoy your day....dub