Phoney Relationships

A lot of relationships these days are “Facebook” instead of “face-to-face”.

So are we more willing to get followers on our cell phones, instead of friends face-to-face? Therefore the term “Phoney Relationships”

John 7:24 “Stop judging according to appearance, _but_ be judging the righteous judgment.”

Judging – Greek κρίνω (krinō) Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish: – avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

Appearance – Greek ὄψις (opsis) ;properly sight (the act), that is, (by implication) the visage, an external show: – appearance, countenance, face.

Righteous – Greek δίκαιος (dikaios) From δίκη (dikē); equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively): – just, meet, right (-eous).

Greek δίκη (dikē) ; right (as self-evident), that is, justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution): – judgment, punish, vengeance.

In the meaning of the Greek words:
Stop distinguishing or deciding; by sight or an external show, but be distinguishing or deciding with equitable (considering innocent, holy) or right (as self-evident) judgement.

So if we judge something as pleasing to our own eyes rather than judging it in a fair and impartial way; we are treating it in an unholy fashion? Do we treat ourselves in an unholy fashion?

New York Post-

1 in 5 millennials are lonely and have ‘no friends’: survey
By Hannah Frishberg August 2, 2019 | 5:19pm
All the followers, none of the friends.
Social media-savvy millennials make up the loneliest generation in America, according to a new survey by market research firm YouGov.
The poll of 1,254 adults aged 18 and older found that 27 percent of millennials have no close friends, 25 percent have no “acquaintances” and 22 percent — or 1 in 5 — have no buddies at all. This compares with only 9 percent of Baby Boomers and 15 percent of Gen Xers who reported having zero chums.
A third of the 20- and 30-somethings also reported feeling lonely often or always, compared with 20 percent of Gen Xers and 15 percent of boomers. (Sext-happy Gen Z was not included in the survey results, nor was the older Silent Generation.)
On the bright side, close to half — 49 percent — of millennials said they had one to four “close friends” and 70 percent said they had at least one “best friend.” Although, based on the other stats, that best friend is possibly their only friend.

-New York Post

CompuKol Communications LLC-

Defining Your Social Media Avatar
BY MICHAEL COHN · PUBLISHED · UPDATED
Avatar is defined as manifestation, appearance, or incarnation. In terms of social media in today’s world, your Avatar is your identity. You choose to make your Avatar whatever you want it to be. It is what you project to others.
There are many people who have a different image online than in person. They allow other members of their social media communities to see them as an enhanced version of themselves. Of course, there is nothing wrong with putting your best foot forward and showing other people the best of what and who you are. We all try to do that. Sometimes people are no keenly aware that what they say and how they portray themselves online and in person does not necessarily have to be the same thing.

-CompuKol Communications LLC

To find out about the “Real” person ignore the Avatar and ask them about their “Browser” histories.

I want to know the “Real” you; not the enhanced version of you!

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man” says Polonius in Hamlet. – William Shakespeare

“To thine own self be true”. We hear this quote and see it emblazoned on many items for sale today, but do we stop to really reflect on what it means?

If you are really true to yourself will you make a “Phoney” Social Media Avatar of yourself?

2 thoughts on “Phoney Relationships”

  1. Good questions. I have found some phoney and some authentic, but many profiles show the “better parts” Then others use the platforms to be real, sharing their vulnerablilties, questioning themselves for other to witness. It is a mixed bag, but it is good to have face-to-face friends, for sure… And yet some now struggle with being real offline, because of the pressures of the perceived perfection of their online persona.

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