But do we use it for the value that it truly offers? Or do we take advantage of the opportunity to broadcast our own thoughts and ideas? Not that there is anything particularly wrong with that, but are we exclusively doing that while we shut out the amazing opportunity to learn and grow and truly understand the thoughts and ideas of others - even if they conflict with our own and threaten to pierce our fragile ego? Hmm?
Ponder this. I did, and I made this video in reaction to a comment thread that I watched unfold that struck me as so sad. It could have been such a wonderfully complex conversation and it just devolved so very quickly into empty, egotistical self-projections and resistance to useful banter.
Here's what I think - and here is my advice insofar as effective, improved communication: