July 26, 2011

Of Posting Statuses on Facebook Part II

Salam ukhuwwah fillah...

This time, it's a little bit different from the previous post of the same title. Today, I'm going to share what kind of statuses that are likely to be LOVED by your friends, and what are not.

Have you ever seen a status that says some positive words, that gives you a strong motivation, or a status of somewhat a campaign or awareness shared on Facebook? Or maybe just some beautiful and meaningful quotes on Mother's Day or Valentine's Day, that gives you the urge to share it on your page as well? I do. But not all and not every time. Only those that I think is important and beneficial towards others.

Last night, I wrote my status on Facebook (as shown in the picture). It's just my random thought, not referring to anyone in particular though.

And surprisingly, many friends were liking it, within minutes. Okay, seven aren't a big number but for the not-so-popular me, it is considered MANY.

Earlier this morning, I wrote a sort of no-smoking campaign on my status. Yes, I got it from my friend's profile. It is a social awareness message and I feel responsible to share it with everyone I love (my friends and family). So, I copy-pasted it as my status.

This is the Keep-Smoke-Away message I shared on my status. BUT, as you can see, there is only ONE people liking it, and it is my friend whom I took this message from.

Majority of my friends are smokers. My brother smokes, my neighbor smokes, my colleagues at work smoke, my classmates smoke, and some of my lecturers smoke too. But by posting such status, it doesn't mean that I discriminate them. It's the cigarettes that are harmful, not them. The cigarettes they are consuming are causing them - the people that I love - illnesses. I cannot stop them from the habit. I cannot grab their cigarette boxes and throw them away. It is their rights to smoke, but for others who don't, they have their rights to breathe in clean air too.

Thus, the least I can do is to share the awareness message, so they can read it and think. To like it or to hate it, it is up to you.

Yes, I truly feel bad if some of my friends are hating me because of the status. But I will not remove it just to make them feel better. That is not fair. That is bias. Hopefully, this explains my intention best, because obviously, the comment I added under the status is not understood well enough.

Peace, everyone. =)

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