Bob and I have an ongoing debate about the “like” button. He will peruse a post but not necessarily fully read it, hitting the “like” button “to encourage” the writer, and then of course, he will leave a comment only if he has something more substantial to say. I’m not saying I’m always above doing that, but I’m more along the lines of “liking” something only if I “read” it. Perhaps I am being a bit legalistic here?
Akin to that discussion is the “follow” button. Hitting the follow button is likewise effortless, but authentically following is something else, because to really get to know someone takes time. I want to “read” what’s on their hearts: how they process and interpret their experiences, and how they position themselves for the future. I want to understand our disagreements, and guess what! I might even change my mind on some things, or vice versa—how cool is that?!?
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