I was just reading what I wrote on www.digitalintimacy.com. It seems such a long time ago…but what I wrote then seems more important than ever:
Founder’s note (written right after 9/11, when The Digital Intimacy Institute was born):
It is a time of grief in the world, but it is also a time of hope.
We need to make sure that the love we feel towards our neighbors doesn’t diminish as 9-11 fades into history. Lets maintain these feelings of connectedness. Lets make them grow!
War time breeds fear, separation, and anger. But we do not have to let those “bad” parts of humanity take over. We can embrace the “good” parts that we saw from New Yorkers and our neighbors in the wake of tragedy. Lets work hard not to forget what we are capable when we let the gold inside us shine.
The American flags and nationalism are AWESOME. But there is bigger, world-wide camaraderie that needs to be fostered.
People all around the world would MUCH rather hug you than hurt you. In these times, it is important to be reminded of that..
The Internet is begging us to use it to connect this global community of compassion.