I’ve been a fan/subscriber to Tyler Brûlé’s magazines for 20 years or so (Wallpaper, Monocle and his latest Konfekt). I love his optimism, aesthetic and curiosity.
In the February Monocle, deputy editor Josh Fehnert wrote a great couple of pages on Digital Decency. A manifesto to bring back humanity, humility and humour (the three Hums) to our on-line selves. His 10 point plea can be summarised as:
· Have some Perspective
· Have Heart
· Forgive and Forget
· Learn some Humility
· Don’t Overshare (part 1)
· Watch your Tone
· Don’t Overshare (part 2)
· Be Humane
· Ask Permission
· Seek out both sides of the Argument
Technology is everywhere and rules our world. It has become a weapon of Mass Distraction – and in some cases, Mass Destruction!
The costs to our mental health, wellbeing and stress levels can be high.
So, let’s all be a little kinder, a little more caring, a little more thoughtful and a lot less aggressive on-line.
I’d recommend you read Josh’s article in Monocle, issue no 140 (February 2021).