It was a terrible week. I have a very strong desire to lash out at some people I am angry with right now. The list is long.
But, I’m not going to do it. It’s not my place to judge (although that seems to be the trend). That is unprofessional and serves no purpose but to incite more animosity. WE KNOW that is the result. It happens every day.
If I could make a suggestion to those who actually listen instead of just enjoy inciting the crowd and getting applause… take a step back. Decide what is your goal. What is YOUR personal goal? Have you ever actually thought about how you wish to spend your time and effort? Perhaps find a way to discover things about the world, yourself and other people? Maybe actually do some research and provide a public service? Would it be so hard to be nice, to let go of your grudges, and to quit labeling people ‘haters’ as your full-time job? That’s been so productive, hasn’t it? It really wins people over to tell them to fuck off, doesn’t it?
How about recognizing others for their work? How about having some empathy? Taking constructive criticism? What happened to cooperation? What about subscribing to some common goals and projects? Here’s a concept — POSITIVE SKEPTICISM that actually helps people!!!
Nope. That’s so rare. Instead, we can cite a litany of really bad behavior over the past few years that has eroded good will and enthusiasm.
Good going, everyone. We deserve a hard smack for time and ground lost fighting and pissing off each other instead of cracking down on quackery, shams, and scams as a united force. Epic skeptic fail.
That’s all I have to say about that.