Social Media is not a panacea for all our problems.

It seems the new way of dealing with issues begins with inflammatory posts on Social Media.

I think this cheats the possibility of coping with the grief that comes in response to unexpected circumstances.

For sure, things going your way is eminently important, isn’t it?

In this environment with the capability to publish in real time, the default for many people is to rip off a tirade of epic proportions regarding this egregious affront to all of humanity with the megaphone of twitter, Facebook, Instagram . . .

Before you know it, the world is sure to be coming to a cataclysmic apocalyptical event.

The gestation from the initial violation to the end of the world can be as short as 35 (or so) seconds as the Social Media post becomes viral.

My observation is that this is a very unhealthy happening because it denies any possibility of processing what just happened.

What we need is a measure of time to allow for reasonableness to have a chance to manifest,

Let’s remember the fine art of responding instead of reacting . . . and intentionally practice the PAUSE!

Take whatever time it takes to process what just happened.

Indubitably, you’ll experience Denial: “This did NOT happen, Did it?”

then anger: “OMG, this REALLY irks me!”

Then bargaining . . . “I’m going to tell my friends this, and together, we will DO something about this.”

Then depression: “The damage has been done . . . Woe are we!”

and finally acceptance: “Maybe this wasn’t as bad as we first thought.”

Remember – Once you post ANYTHING on the internet, it’s there – forever.

Practice the pause, and I promise you’ll have less stress and more happiness in your life.

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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