Thank you social media

Usually at this time of the year, you will find me in Jordan, even if for one or two days, just to say hello to my mother and place a kiss on her forehead out of appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices she made for me and my siblings. This year was different – no travel, not even going out of the house! I was worried about not being able to greet my mother in a proper manner, but a brother was able to hook us all through an app and we spoke with our mother face-to-face, and this gave us some comfort under the current circumstances. So here we give special thanks to social media!

Let me mention that my mother is in her eighties, my Allah bless her, and I am in my sixties, and she learned that I have a very painful gout bout, so she spoke to me as if I was six years old! A mother is a mother! So please respect your mothers no matter what, for they are heaven on earth!

Social media, a multi-edged weapon, has benefits and advantages, such as making us reach a large number of people at the same time and having a conversation clearly and directly, along with simple things like planning a trip by checking the traffic situation while you are still at home. One of the social media advantages was clear in the fight against COVID-19. As the cases were on the rise, officials started to have meetings online and made critical decisions on the spot, in addition to being able to contact any person around the world through such media.
For those who are interested in world news, they no longer have to wait for the evening news bulletins – rather it will be flashed instantly on their smart devices. Social media was able to keep the education process going through remote education, as many students in most stages benefited from lessons online.

Many are the benefits, but we cannot mention or explain them all in a column. Yet there are some species that look like human beings, but actually are snakes with the most dangerous venom, who spray it as false rumors on social media to misguide the society and raise false hopes. Others con people and cause them to lose their life savings, and even create cross-border crises between countries.

Let us be careful and use social media as it is supposed to be used, and reject all adverse content and let it go bankrupt.
Final Word: “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.” – Anon

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