August 28, 2012

Finding Positivity in a Negativity Situation

So it turns out that most people could do without the occasional political jab or negative comment on social media.  Just today I saw at least 3 comments in my feed telling people to kindly stop it. (And if those people read this I don't mean this to be a slap on the wrist.  We have all thought the same thing at one point or another.)  That got me seriously wondering who is wrong in this situation.

Is it the optimist or the complainer.  The political bloviater  or political intolerant.  Well it turns out that none of us are perfect so case closed.

  If you don't want to hear it don't listen.  If you don't want to read it then go to a different web sight.  Most importantly of all, if you see a string of negative comments from a person that is a red flag that they might just need help! Send them a personal message.  Give them a compliment.  If you live within walking or driving distance of them take them cookies for heavens sake!  These types of things can take a negativity type situation and turn it into a positivity one.  That's right people.  I said it weird for a reason.

Yes.  I get that we are supposed to cut out the negative people in our lives.  Wait no I said that wrong.  We should cut out the negativity in our life.  Sometimes that means cutting a poisonous person off, other times it means helping a friend or neighbor through a difficult life experience.  You could change a person's life for the better.  How awesome is that?

As for the political bloviaters.  Give them a break.  They put up with posts about kids pooping in the potty all the time. :)  

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