Sometimes I get the sense that the vast majority of users of social media sites, especially Facebook, don’t always act with full awareness or mindfulness of the potential influence that their choices in how to use Facebook have on the world.
By carefully choosing what you share, what you like and/or reshare, and even what you pay attention to and click through to, you can directly influence which ideas propagate through society, as well as which media outlets and website owners become wealthier and more powerful.
Think about this when you log onto any social media site. Don’t just like something carelessly…think…do I want to spread this idea? Do I want to support and endorse the owner of the website or page that this item is hosted on? Remember that when you like and reshare items, you’re shaping the world in a small way—make your choice a conscious one, so that it works towards the goals you want for the world we live in.
I get so excited when I learn to identify a new plant. For example, recently I learned how to identify Sanicula canadensis, which is abundant near where I live.
I also get excited when I discover a native plant growing in my local area, that I already knew how to identify, but that I hadn’t yet found a local source of. For example today I discovered some false sunflower, or Heliopsis helianthoides, growing near my new home.
Heck freaking yeah!!!
Have you ever stopped to realize how much better your brain is at autocorrect, than your phone?
It makes me so sad to see how many resources in the US are put into killing plants that are totally unnecessary…landscapers or groundskeepers who use a weedwhacker or herbicides to kill off plants in a bed of mulch or gravel, that are just growing there, adding natural beauty and biodiversity, not doing anything to harm anyone.