On social media, it’s better to be cautious than to be foolish.
Have you ever found yourself drawn into a video game, movie, or TV show where you’re rooting for something or someone that you wouldn’t in real life? Maybe you’re rooting for the villain to prevail or the bad guy to get the girl. There’s just something about technology that has a way of making us think or feel things that we wouldn’t think or feel in real life. And the same can be said for social media! When we’re communicating with someone behind a screen they start to feel less real. And when they feel less real, so do the consequences of what we do and say behind the screen. That’s where trouble begins. Rather than let ourselves get in trouble, we can choose to apply the right filter to what you do and say on social media. King Solomon—known as the wisest man to ever have lived—points us towards the filter we can use for our choices in the book of Proverbs. And when we approach what we do and say through his filter, we’ll find ourselves avoiding choices that lead to trouble and regret.