Well, isn’t that “nice” of you. You were starting to sound like a person who quits cigarettes and complains about all the smokers. I know you are really trying hard to have positive dialog, but to actually create change, you have to be uncomfortable every now and then. Did you notice you only went after people who were standing up to Trump and not the people who are defending him? I was called a racist on this site for calling out hate groups who marched in Charlottesville. I called out a disgusting meme about running over protesters because a protester was killed by a driver who ran into a group on purpose…But you called me out for being too negative. Geeze, good night and good luck.
I can relate to your decision to leave an environment that is in a state of constant darkness,through the illustrations of what appears as a sickness to me. I had the same consideration myself.
When Liberal tears are referred to in a negative way, as opposed to something to be proud of, and when a woman of some degree of faith refers to those who express empathy as circle jerkers, you have to wonder what the world has come to.
Here is the issue. When you let darkness prevail, you are contributing to it. Non action that allows a sickness to flourish is just as bad as being a part of that sickness.
This site was created by someone who cared about extending the Soul Pancake approach of attempting to infuse positivity in a world that was spiraling downward. They gave up. Not surprising given the incessant attempts of the majority of stupid to try to pull everyone down to their level.
The solution is to try…and maybe fail…to contribute the positive in an attempt to buck the trend.
The alternative is that Darkness wins.
I’d suggest a concerted effort by those who actually give a damn about the effort MamaJoy put into creating this space and out of respect to her to try and turn the tide against those who get a chemical rush out of causing others “pain”. The sickness is not just mental, unless you consider the physical secretions of hormones to be part of the mental illness that is affecting society as a whole.
I’ve noticed your efforts at being positive. Your comments are a part of something that offers hope for this place to be what it is intended to be. You leave, its another brick off a wall that is already crumbling.
We all have choices. Do we insult the naysayers and fed them their own bile, or do we try to drown it out with something constructive and positive? I’d suggest that positive overpowers negative every time, but their has to be enough of it to actually counter the balance. My next post will illustrate what I mean.
This quote is from the woman in the video that @spitfire3dc just posted. Her name is Valarie Kaur.
“Courage is only possible in community. When you find yourself afraid and you don’t know if you can survive it: Close your eyes and breathe and remember the one who loves you. Love will make you brave.”
Good fortunes on your quest to find less negativity out there.
Consider though, that positivity and optimism is not just something one “gets” from the greater whole. It has to be something one “gives” to it.
Otherwise it won’t be there for others to “get” when they need it. Part of “soul” (or more accurately, the Spirit of Life), is that we are put in places not just to “get” but also to “give”. And if all the “givers” jump ship to seek “easier” places to “get” . . . the negativity scores a win.