Related to my lost post, I’m doing some self-examination and looking at why activism and challenging online can make one look like an asshole 9 times out of 10.
One realization I have come to is that it is easier to point out villains than to praise heroes. We are surrounded by people doing a bad job, folks hating folks, people denying folks, and humans hurting humans. So many examples of a busted world, here and there.
But more fear and anger and criticism does not drive out fear…
So rather than respond to hatred with hatred we need to respond with examples and stories of folks who are doing amazing things with compassion and love and activism.
I’m gonna try to seek out the heroes, those who through compassion in the face of hatred. It will go much further.