There is a mental and physical price to pay for long term exposure to negativity, anger, fear and hate…and when it’s woven into our social circles and daily interactions with others, the cost is even higher.
It wasn’t that long ago that I was not only a daily consumer of toxicity but a conduit for it as well. To protect my own health (and for the sake of family and friends) I unplugged from its most virulent sources: cable TV, twitter, facebook etc.
I’m still informed (and have opinions) but I simply refuse to support billion dollar media empires that peddle tragedy for profit or provide platforms for angry venting and “toxic togetherness.”
I also embraced the (shocking!) truth that people could make it through their day just fine without unsolicited lectures or cleverly disguised criticism from me.
Permanent outrage doesn’t even burn calories folks, so what’s the upside?
If you find one, let me know..
but in the meantime, spread peace.