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To continue from last week's blog article about Donald Trump in Elephant Journal, and how he triggers our own egos and reflects how far we have gone from our roots, I'm finding that any time on social media - particularly Facebook and Twitter - leaves me feeling sick to the stomach about HOW people treat each other online. I'm not saying I'm immune from this, I have been known to call certain politicians an idiot in previous times but...
...I'm realising the error of my ways. I am contributing to more hatred and division with this behaviour and unless I start taking responsibility for my actions, nothing will change.
Social media is supposed to be social - that is, we interact with people across the globe in ways which we never imagined possible. But what I'm seeing is a really nasty and heartless tone in the form of personal insults, put downs, dehumanising people through not using their name and straight up hate speech and racism. I wonder how far we have to go in this forum before we start saying enough is enough. I've taken to posting the hashtag #kindnessmatters in every instance of insult or nastiness but unfortunately, it feels like many people have lost their values compass when it comes to crossing the line to hurt another.
It's often said that you shouldn't say it if you wouldn't say it to someone's face, but people are ACTUALLY saying racist and hateful things to people's faces. The instances of hate crime is on the increase and the world feels just a little less safe. I suspect that we've almost past the point for some people to regain their reconnection to themselves, each other and the greater blue dot that we live on. So, what does this say about us? Does that mean that we no longer are able to speak to each other civilly? Do we need a giant reset button?
What is the real problem here? The problem is that nobody is willing to take responsibility for their own shit. Nobody is willing to look in the mirror and acknowledge the pain and hurt from their childhood, adolescence and adulthood. We are all giant teenagers trying to navigate this world and we aren't doing a very good job. We are not taking responsibility for our emotional health and well-being and it's now starting to affect all of us. When grown adults don't deal with their emotional pain, that pain is projected onto others, we become emotionally stunted and are unable to reach our fullest potentials, but what is worse, we bring others down with us. We become triggers for others and unless you have the emotional maturity to see it for what it is, we will get sucked into their vortex of negativity and nastiness.
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to see our global leaders, not as complete idiots, because that brings me down to their level, but instead as broken children who have forgotten who they are, why they are here and who they serve. They are broken individuals who use power and control to make themselves feel better, when in-fact underneath their masks, they are crying for love, affection and acknowledgement from their parents. This does not absolve them of the worst crimes they are inflicting on our planet, but it does help me to step away from their story, their drama and their narrative and instead focus on the ONE person I know who can make a difference in my life, me.
Be love, #kindnessmatters
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