LThe more time you spend online the more you focus on words, words that seemingly tell you everything there is to know about the other person. The thing about words is that after a while they lose their meaning, the sentiment actions speak louder than words comes to mind.
Al-Qâsim b. Muhammad, the grandson of Abû Bakr – Allah have mercy on him – said: In my time the people were not impressed by speech, they were impressed by actions. Anyone can say whatever he wants.
(Abû Dâwûd, Kitâb Al-Zuhd p354)
The thing about online interaction is that you are judged almost entirely by your actions, post one too many selfies and people figure are a narcissist. If you ask dumb questions, people assume you’re dumb. If you do kind things people will think you are a kind person and if something tragic happens on current news but you choose to ignore it, people might think you just don’t care. Remember, that people judge you on your actions not your intentions.
The key is to be clear, because in the online world people always assume you did that thing on purpose, that it was intentional or planned. If people criticize you, they are actually criticizing your behavior so if you’re not happy with the perception you create change the words you type.
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