I've learned that I really can't boil an idea of any real value down to one or two sentences in order to share it on places like facebook.
When I try, I am often being impatient or unkind in trying to do so. It's a shortcut. It is lazy. It is an avoidance of teaching or sharing through relationship.
If a statement is so distilled that only me and people who agree with me can get anything out of it, yet I'm sharing it with people who may not agree, all I'm really doing is and patting myself on the back for being 'right' and encouraging others to do the same.
Which, when I think about it, is really just pride, plain and simple.
I'm learning to ask myself, "What's the point of making this statement?". All too often I realize I'm putting an idea, thought or feeling somewhere it has no business being.