Enough Is Enough® recently launched the #highroad challenge campaign for the month of February which highlights the importance of going out of your way, everyday, to make the online and offline world a more wholesome place and encourage everyone to treat others with dignity and respect. It aims to inspire positivity among youth and promote the Beatitudes amidst the broken and mean-spirited environment post election. No matter what your faith background or beliefs, a world (and an online world) reflecting the declarations contained in the Beatitudes would look a whole lot different:
"Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy."
--Prayer of Saint Francis
When a nation is divided, as some may say ours is, perhaps the problem is not with the Internet and social media in and of itself, but the loss of a culture of human dignity and respect that has made this nation stand strong even in the most turbulent of times. We are all ready for a culture change - one in which we read messages that cyber "edify" instead of cyberbully, one where we return good for evil and take the #highroad.