How the Unfriending Trend Destroys Open Minded Debate

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Stan Collins on Unfriending on Facebook

At the risk of ruffling the feathers of some of my Facebook friends, Id like to draw attention to an unfortunate new trend I’ve noticed lately. A day doesn’t pass were I don’t see a post talking about unfriending someone who differs in beliefs. Ironically, these posts often come from people who adamantly claim to be open minded. What is open minded about unfriending people with opposing views from your life? What is to be gained … Read More

The Importance of Being Seen

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Society Florence Stan Collins

This really goes without saying, but going out, being seen, and meeting people is the absolute best way to build a network. At the surface, this is an incredibly simple statement; one that most would consider common sense. Yet, people that are interested in building a network for business, or even just a network of friends, don’t spend time out. By spending time out, I don’t mean the regular things that most people do like going … Read More

Today I Lost My Grandfather, Stanley Boyd

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Three Generations of Stanley Boyd Three hours ago, I got the call from my dad that my grandfather had died. We all knew it was coming, but it still hurts. Stanley Boyd, from whom my father and I take our names, died in St. Louis at the age of 90. I take solace in the fact that he lived a long life. I am grateful that I spent as much time with him as I did, though … Read More