How Social Media Is Changing the World For The Better
by Stan Faryna
Beyond the marketing and personal branding opportunity of social media, social media is epic when it connects us, brings people together in compassion and dignity, and when it reunites us with the human family.
The most recent example is a Facebook campaign launched by Pushpin Mehina.
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Writes Ronny of Pushpin Media:
To the Iranian people
To all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters. For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate. I’m not afraid of you, I don’t hate you. I don’t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian… Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude… I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war. I’m sure he does not represent all the people of Iran… If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you… be sure he does not represent all of us. To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people.
An Iranian woman replies:
Hi Pushpin, I am an Iranian lady. I just saw your warm and beautiful message to my country mates. Reading your message brought tears to my eyes and warmness to my heart. Just wanted to ensure you, we all Iranians feel the same, we just want peace and beauty on the earth, we hate war and slaughter, we all are the parts of one body and it hurts when you see a human suffering since she or he is a part of your soul. I have been always curious about you guys if you hate us, because I have been sure that the actual face of Iranians would not be introduced to you guys… All in all, just would like to thank you for your beautiful message and say that we all love you because you are our brothers and sisters. The only thing that matters is your beautiful heart not your culture, language, skin color, religion or homeland.
At a moment when I feel completely obsolete as myself, it lifts my heart to see others walk in beauty.
Thanks to Fred Petrossian and Global Voices for sharing this inspiring story with us. You can read it here:
26 March 2012
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