The point is not whether people should have thicker skins or learn to live in a world that isn’t kind – these things are actions to shield from the cause, the people who are using their screens as their psychological projective punching bags.
This monster exists, I think, in virtue of the levels of consciousness we have evolved – a necessary consequence of our minds.
I have articles published on TC, I’m a frequent commenter on TC and I also share TC’s articles on Facebook and talk about them with friends: it’s a little awkward, but I have to admit that I contribute in a…
If you agree that this is an issue, then I encourage you to bring it up with people. Can you imagine how hard it is for paedophiles who want help? Who could they even talk to?
Mark squeezed the newspaper and shut his eyes even tighter. The wave of sadness was unstoppable. People died babies died – and people carried on anyway. He moved quickly through the crowd towards the door, choking back tears. Maybe I will go back to my room and die.
It doesn’t even matter how you’re arguing. Even if you’re just asking the other person questions in a very civil way, if underneath that is the thought “they’ll benefit from me saying this,” then it’s time to back off.
Not everyone is on a level playing field.
I provide therapy for people with dependence issues. Commonly, they’re known as “addicts.” But I’ve got a real problem with that word.
Quite deliberately, she plants her hands on the ground, gets up and looks down at you. Though the clearing is lit only by the moon and stars, you can still discern a smile. Your heart lightens and your smile mirrors hers.
The holiday season is certainly correlated with high levels of stress, anxiety and tendencies toward loneliness or social isolation.