- Religion and Philosophy
A Conversation On Twitter
people series by ilco, sxc.hu
I had a conversation on Twitter with a fellow twitterer. He was responding to a comment I made, or tweet as we twitterers call it, and this is how the conversation went:
Me: Why it is that we sabotage our own goals and dreams by not committing the time and effort needed?
Him: Because saying yes is very different from doing yes.
Me: But if our goals and dreams are really what we want, shouldn't saying yes be really as good as doing yes?
Him: In life, many people know what to do. But only few actually do what they know.
Me: I agree with you. But why are humans, me included, like that?
Him: They bought into the hordes of lies sold by their peers, parents, associates, media, etc.
Me: Very interesting. We already know what to do. All we need to do is to trust in ourselves and do it. :)
Him: Trusting in ourselves only works when we do not have the wrong and distorted image of ourselves.
Me: But we are going
around in circles. We might not be able to trust ourselves, and we might be
taken in by the lies of others, so on what can we trust?
Him: Who/what to trust? If you were to ask me, I won't be shy in giving you the answer: Psalm 118:8. :)
(Psalm 118:8 - It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.)
Me: But if I can't trust myself, how can I trust that my decision to trust in God is the right decision? ;)
Him: You know that you know that you know.
Me: Do I? Do we really know anything at all? But I think this is getting a little too "deep". I was actually ranting about being lazy. :)
He never replied after that. I checked and he was still online and twittering.
Just to give you a little background, this was the first and only time that we were chatting. In his profile, he said that he is a Christian and a Jesus lover, while my profile was non religious in nature.
I'm not sure what to think of this. Maybe I'm just overreacting. But overall, I'm just a little disappointed. He seemed a nice guy, and he wanted to chat and he was offering some interesting insights, but he just shut up when I did not buy what he was trying to say.
I could read a lot into this simple conversation and persue a few different angles, but I will shut up now, and invite comments. I would really like to know what you think.