I’d forgotten about Anil’s post to Medium a “little ways back”, so I was able to look with fresh eyes.
I really appreciate his efforts to amplify responsibly. And have tried, over the years, to take the same idea to heart. I may not have Anil’s reach, but I have a significant online following. Significant enough that I feel a certain responsibility to use my platform justly.
I like how his efforts changed:
- the nature of his online interactions
- the flavor of his feed
- and how it changed his perceptions about the world
- made his experience on Twitter happier
Though not a fan of the whole “resolution” thing, and since it’s August, seems kinda silly anyway, I like the idea of making purposeful decisions.
I intend to be much more thoughtful about what I share. I have tried to avoid the meme-du-jour, and things everyone else is doing. I also have avoided any hate-retweeting. Our world has enough rage, including the things that drive me towards rage. I have been trying to focus on the positive, yet avoiding a Pollyannaish approach. Positive and effective efforts, change, thoughts: that’s what I try to amplify.
So, doubling down on this. Thanks, Anil, for the reminder and motivation.