Are you an Amplifier or an Attentuator or a Squelcher?
An Amplifier increases the power of a signal so a message can be heard by more people in more places.
Do you use your resources and talents to help spread good ideas to those who need them? Do you retweet, and share, and like, and forward-to-a-friend those positive messages of change and potential?
Do you help increase the reach of these helpful and much-needed voices?
An Attenuator reduces the power of a signal and is essentially the opposite of an amplifier.
Do you act apathetic to requests for help? Do you ignore pleas to lift up issues and individuals so they can be noticed better by the people in the back… those too far from the stage to see what’s really going on how they can help change things for the better?
Or worse, are you a Squelcher?
While the apathy of an Attenuator certainly doesn’t help a message spread, a Squelcher will actively work to suppress and silence the voices and ideas they find threatening. Squelchers want to silence anyone and anything that doesn’t agree with their world view.
I believe ideas and ideologies should be debated.
Their strengths and weaknesses compared and contrasted in the light of day so that people can make educated decisions about the things they want to support, the world they want to live in, and the kind of people they aspire to be.
Ideas are neither good nor evil.
It is the actions we take that turn a concept into a treasure or a terror. Value the positive people and their messages. Add volume to their voices by leveraging your own social and business platforms to amplify their ideas.
The more people that hear inspiring insights of others, the more people who realize their own voices matter, the more people who will amplify that message and help it spread further — to more people who can take action on those ideas and turn them into treasures.