There’s nothing like a “juicy” piece of gossip…about somebody else, a story gone terribly wrong…about somebody else, a hard luck story…about somebody else, bad news…about somebody else…a news story of a bad deed done….by somebody else. Ironically these situations generate a lot of discussion among friends and family and a frenzy of backlash from social media if posted. And folks just don’t stop. They have solutions for everything or at least they think they do. Emotions run high. Whatever is on the mind drips off the lips or off the finger tips for a typed response!
To the contrary, when there’s positive news – something worth celebrating, someone worth uplifting, someone worth words of encouragement, something to edify one’s life in a positive way, folks are deathly quiet.
This bothers me greatly!
We ALL fall short, and many people are able to “catch themselves” and recognize that they could be potentially heading down a path of contradiction and opposition. But a change in what draws us in requires a change of mindset. Have we become so immune to bad news or so engrained in it that the negative has taken over the ability to just be kind and positive? What causes this drift in human behavior to dwell on the negative? Your thoughts?