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The Sharing of Inspirational Quotes on Social Media

By Mo Breden

By  athenadeniise on Deviant Art

By athenadeniise from Deviant Art

There is great debate, controversy, and even drama among a group of my friends regarding the sharing of inspirational quotes on Social Media. I personally have no problem with the sharing, provided it is not excessive. I do it myself. If I see something that stirs or moves me, I naturally want to share it with friends and family.

However, one of my friends goes absolutely berserk at the sharing of these quotes and in turn makes up her own, often obscene and offensive in order to shame the sender into ceasing and desisting. This, as far as I can tell, has not been an effective strategy because although the sender usually then excludes her from the group receiving the inspirational quotes, the rest of us continue to receive them. As I said, I am not opposed to receiving them, as I send them myself.

Another of my friends monitored a quote that I posted for an entire day, so that she could report back to me that nobody “liked” it. I went ahead and “liked” it, and she told me that was cheating. We had a discussion about her getting back to work and leaving my posts alone, eventually someone did like the quote, so I guess I win!

As with all things in life, moderation is the best strategy. We are all still learning how to best use the social media that is now available to all of us, all the time every day. I have always believed that the explosion of the Internet could be one of the greatest things to ever happen to humanity. The ability to connect instantly to any one, any where in the world is an outstanding achievement in communications. So much good can come from it, as can so much that is bad. It is really up to all of us.

We don’t want to annoy our friends or overload them with garbage, so moderation must be the key. Just take the time to enjoy the quote and give some thought to whether you want to pass it on to everyone, just a few, or no one at all. It really is ok, for just you, to enjoy the inspiration. We all need to give this some thought and consideration, I know I will.


Thanks for stopping by to read my post; I hope to see yas’ next week, for Life with Mo.

One comment

  1. boylanspb /

    You’re so controversial today! Lol
    ps – I never knew you could “insert your own quote” on a photo like that…look out!

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