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Hit Play on Kindness, Respect and Generosity

March 14, 2021

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).



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