CHEERING OTHERS TO CHEER ONE’S MIND

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Last night as I was scanning for updates with my friends over Facebook, I noticed this particular shout expressing frustrations about her current situation and about her life in general. I paused for awhile and tried checking her wall of other clue why such a jolly person would post such a shout. I found nothing.

Well, maybe it’s just the usual venting over a social network site but I thought of replying because I wanted to cheer her up. Normally, we find entertainment in checking rumors and updates with our friends over Facebook but for me, I find it a chance to help, motivate and cheer-up people. So I posted…

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My words may be too generic and obvious but I am hoping that the two posts above would be able to cheer her up. I write this because I am hoping as well that instead of finding cheer and fun out of other people’s shouts, we need to somehow put back cheer to these people’s faces by replying back with motivational thoughts.

That is why we call Facebook a “Social Networking Site” because aside from entertainment, we need to reach out and network with people coupled with our social responsibility to put people back to their knees and continue the struggle to a better life and a better world. We all have the responsibility to cheer people up!

Helping HandI need not to elaborate what I have written on the two posts above because both are self-explanatory but I want to stress that having to cheer other people makes surfing more rewarding because you are able to put worth to the little task that you are doing. No matter how petty Facebook can be, use it to cheer one’s mind!

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  1. really true kuya ryan… i remember way back june of this year when the news of one student committing suicide spread our campus. i immediately checked his facebook account. prior his death, he shouted a post saying “life is meaningless” that was after he and his girlfriend broke up. but one of his friends who was reckless on the situation commented that instead of reading the drama, why not watch the 2010 World Cup anyway. the next day, they were just shocked with the news of the guy’s suicide. i was wondering if the friend had somehow posted inspiring words on that guy’s wall, would he still be alive today? i believe there are times when even our simple words of encouragement could help other people hang on to this thread of life.

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