I think this is my new mantra.
Every time I see a disparaging, hateful, hostile, racist, cruel, or combative comment thread on a website that makes me want to scream (which is pretty much all the time), I’m going to think about this saying instead my head. As a reminder to myself that I don’t need to get sucked into the trainwreck. I need to close that browser tab stat and write. Or, just read something better.
There is so much good stuff out there, so much of it that I never get to, and instead I find myself too frequently down the rabbit hole like so many of us, sucked into the darker side of human nature, the pettiness and the awfulness; losing time better spent pretty much anywhere else.
That includes staring at my ceiling.
Here are just a few posts that have made me think this week. Posts that are worth reading. Highly opinionated, passionate, but still thoughtful and respectful. I wish the world worked more that way. Or maybe just the internet.
Anil Dash: If Your Website’s Full of Assholes It’s Your Fault
(h/t Wandering Scientist)
Rebecca Woolf: Boy Culture: On Masks and Eyepatches
The Dalai Mama: My Trayvon Martin
Doug French: Of the Girls, By the Girls and For the Girls
Kristen Chase: Perfectionism is Killing Me
Asha Dornfest: Think Your Worklife is Lost On Your Kids? Think Again.
Lisa Endlich Heffernan: Four Most Dreaded Words for a Stay at Home Mom
Kelly Wickham: Calling Out My Sisters