I have such a desire to help people and try to make the world a better place. But true to my multifaceted nature, I also utterly dislike with strong greatness, society in general. We done fucked up and people prove hive mind is not resulting in a smarter whole. And sometimes there are individuals you interact with who just make you lose faith in it all together. Compassion and support have gone the way of the dodo, to be replaced by the infamous troll lurking behind their computer feeling shitty about themselves.
This sucks that the pendulum swings to the extremes and people don’t just stay neutral in the land of just keeping their mouth shut.
Being a decent human is not hard. But the way things have panned out as of late, it seems next to impossible. This is coming from my own experiences, as well as what is happening nationally and internationally. I’m looking at you DJT.
The most insidious negativity we face is that of doubt, be it from our peers or yourself. We can learn to overcome our own doubts and move ahead as productive members of society. But it when these trolls come in, they bring their negativity with them and the self-doubt comes rushing back. It takes a lot of confidence to put yourself out there and take a stand for something. Putting your hard work/image/reputation on public display is nerve-wracking, but it is this standing in your authenticity and facing your fears and doubts head on that makes you relatable, makes your brand and shows the world who YOU are.
Plus, with all the shit going on in the world, wars, racism, shooting, divided politics, poverty, the ever-widening pay gap- the people we encounter day to day have enough shit going on, show some love, give some support or reassurance. It will go further than you know. And if you just aren’t feeling up to being kind remember what your mom taught you: if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.