|Sometimes hiding from trolls is a good idea.|
Today. Politics. And the tension in every city in every state and nation. Racial, religious, political. Our world is a hot mess.
Anyone with access to technology and social media can spew hate. Or stalk. Or rip down and destroy. Free speech in America gives voice to every oddball thought and bigoted hatred or attention seeking narcissist. These are my opinions, shared through a simple wifi connection and a used Mac. If I chose to I could wallpaper Facebook, tweet my brains out and Instagram the crap out of my opinion.
But I choose to limit my comments and limit what I allow my mind to ruminate on.
Fear and bitterness are two deadly poisons. Bingeing on them with endless streaming horrible news feeds and opinion pieces and polarizing dogma is going to result in more explosive thunder claps of bad news and reactionary knee jerks.
Ignorance is not bliss. But neither is immersing ourselves in the cesspool of trolls or fear mongers.
Vote your conscience. Pray for America, for the world, for victims and families touched by tragedy. Be kind. Be respectful. Set boundaries. Go outside and smell the roses. (Or watch three puppy or cat videos for every political cartoon ummm I mean commercial.) Things may not be getting better but that doesn't have to mean Hell reigns on earth or the Zombie Apocalypse is imminent.