This is to advise those I am connected with on Facebook and Instagram that, prior to December 20th, 2020, I will permanently delete those accounts, and cease all activity on those platforms (not that I was terribly active anyway).
I have nothing to hide. Nothing about my life, content, or conversations are shameful.
But the language of Facebook, Inc.'s terms clearly say that a user's continued presence on, and use of, their apps, is a sign of agreement with those terms. And I do not agree with them, nor trust their policies or practices.
FREE SPEECH MATTERS. More than sanitized speech.
Control breeds contempt, not civility.
So, this marks my 30-day count-down.
After December 20, 2020, please connect with me here on my website, and on these platforms that support free expression:
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾