When the world’s biggest brains (Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk) are lining up to warn us about something that will soon end life as we know it — but it all sounds like a tired sci-fi trope — what are we supposed to think?

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Social media kills social skills!

Instead of speaking the truth in love in person, we pull up his or her Facebook page, type a message, and hit send. We hide behind the comfort of a social media wall to protect us from the awkwardness of uncomfortable face-to-face conversations. So we miss out on an opportunity for a dialogue that allows us to approach, discuss, and resolve an interpersonal issue and grow in the skill of speaking the truth in love to our neighbour.