1. Think before you speak.
We’ve all seen em. Some of us have posted em. Those status updates that happen in a split second because of something you thought was true or because of something you overheard. Had you thought it out, you would’ve never put it out for the whole world to read, but you didn’t think.
It’s the same way in life. Once we say something, it’s always out there. When we say something to someone or about someone, we can never take it back. Sure, we can apologize or be nice afterward, but that hurtful (or helpful) word is always out there. Think before you speak.
2. Protect what you value.
Those of you that follow the social media world closely know that Facebook has had it’s struggles with privacy and keeping their users secure. They’ve taken steps, but haven’t taken enough at times. It’s ultimately up to the user to decide how ‘public’ they want their information. They have to protect what they value.
All of life is like that too. Protect the relationships you value most. Protect the people you value most. Protect the possessions you value most. Protect the time you value most. Protect what you value.
3. Reap what you sow.
Like it or not, Farmville is alive and well on Facebook. I’ve never played Farmville, but from what I read, it’s a highly addictive game about planting, growing, and sharing fake crops.
In life, we reap what we sow. If we sow hate, that’s what we’ll get. If we sow negativity, we can expect it right back. On the other hand, if we sow love, we’ll get it back. You’ll reap what you sow… eventually.
OK, anymore lessons from Facebook?