Saturday, September 18, 2010

Putting 'heart' on your own Life


Recently, I joined the Tumblr.
It is some kind of social-networking site, but with different apps and purposes (don't compare it with twitter or facebook). Basically it is a simple blog that allow you to post either picture, short story, video, or audio. But it's still permit you to share with your friends by follow them, reblog other's interesting post, or simply 'heart' it.

I'm not talking about the benefit or demerit of Tumblr here (because I ain't no their marketting staff, LOL).
The thing that caught my attention is the 'heart' application. At glance, you find it not too distinct from 'like' app on facebook. But if u think deeper (philosophistically) you'll find that this 'heart' thingy is really has something more than usual 'like' this app.

Take a look on it one more time. Why would you 'heart' others? Is it because you like or love the post? Is it that simple? The content might be touchy, funny, or silly. The picture could be so amazing, stunning or cute. The video might be really entertain you. But, is it only for those purpose Tumblr give us all this 'heart' application?

Heart, as what our super-smart Wikipedia says; is a myogenic muscular organ found in all animals with a circulatory system (including all vertebrates), that is responsible for pumping blood throughout the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means "related to the heart" and comes from the Greek καρδιά, kardia, for "heart". According to biological point of view, the presence of heart is so important. It is the first life-supporting organ in our body and the prime one.

Heart is something really important to support someone's life, therefore human starts to use the word "heart" as the source of living, most ultimately feelings. Yes, right in the core of human important life-support organ, lies soul or sense of humanity which is include affection, understanding, awareness and love.

The one that they put on Tumblr is this type of heart.
And since Tumblr itself is a kind of blog that trying to capture fragments from our life thru it posts, you can be grateful of someone's elses (or it could even be yours) by "heart" them. By seeing and being sympathetic to other's good news, we activates our heart and begins to face the world with inspiration. We share hearts, we becoming more human.

Heart your life from others, from now :)



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