During the last half-century, many writers on ethnology, anthropology, and slavery have strenuously striven to place the Negro outside of the human family; and the disciples of these teachers have endeavored to justify their views by the most dehumanizing treatment of the Negro. But, fortunately for the Negro and for humanity at large, we live now in an epoch when race malice and sectional hate are disappearing beneath the horizon of a brighter and better future. The Negro in America is free. It is proposed, in the first place, to call the attention to the absurd charge that the Negro does not belong to the human family.
The Internet and Society: I mean, is that not the greatest purpose in life right? My example may be too extreme but that is just to emphasize how humans value the feeling of happiness and satisfaction in their lives.
All of our endeavors have the same ultimate goal and that is happiness.
It may be translated into different kinds of happiness, even making other people happy is one, but still in the end, we will always try to seek the things that make us feel alive. Yes, being happy is synonymous to being alive and that is just human nature.
There are a lot of things in this world nowadays that can make a certain people happy. To name a few, one can be happy out of personal achievements, healthy relationships, career development, revenge, chocolates, and ice cream.
The list is practically endless. Much like the satisfaction we get from food, hobbies, and sleep, people usually manifest true blissfulness when around with their friends and families. Most of the time, it is for the pleasure and satisfaction of others that we find happiness, much more from fulfilling our own wants and needs.
The connections and bonds make time and money spending all worth it. The unlimited ability of humans to connect and interact and form worthwhile caucuses is the very reason why the world designed itself just like it is for the longest time.
The creation of different races and geographical isolations actually was not just mere natural phenomena, it is also given to us as a challenge that will hinder humans to become one. Somehow, it is a divine joke. For many centuries, human civilization tried to develop and flourish in groups, which we call nations and continents.
Nations rise and fall, all for the happiness of its own people, the people who are within the proximity and bounds of one another.
Eventually, people became happy of who they are as a member of a group or country and not of the world. This kind of happiness continued for so many generations and people were somehow satisfied not until the time came when technology broke the barriers.
The moment technology found its way to better and efficient ways to provide communication too all of human race, that was the time when people started to gain another form of happiness and this time it is not just personal, it is not paternal, not even societal.
This new form of happiness is considered global in scale. What I am talking about here is the thing we call Social Media. We are oriented with the basic mediums of public communication in our lifetime. The newspapers provide us the print media.
The radios are also one form while the TVs offer both audio and visual. However, social media, the new generation kind of communication medium, is the most powerful form of medium to date.
Social media relies on the power of the internet. The concept was already existing decades back but it was not that powerful since access to the World Wide Web was still very limited and most of the times controlled. Technology was not yet capable of unleashing its potential and personal human privacy was pretty much a big deal.
Upon the rapid development of wireless technology and the boom for mobile devices that can tap the world of internet, social media became both a superpower and a monster.
The rise to power of social media was so uncontrollable and unprecedented that the world had no choice but to totally change and conform to it.
There were no instances or chances given to people to assess its impact and the scope of influence. Truly, the world is now ran by social media and its spreading like a virus and growing like the hair of Samson. Its ability to connect every person in the planet to any platforms made the world an open market for information.
The unlimited access to information paved way to infinite opportunities to happiness. It is the first time that the world experience true unification and because of this, the challenges and controls of the past that hinder humans to achieve global happiness has now been shattered and forgotten.
The influence and power of social media is now evident to almost all living human on the planet.This essay is adapted from the Theodore H.
White Lecture, sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard on November 1.
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