Mar 30, 2016

16 Let us adapt a new attitude

We live in a society that unfortunately seems to encourage the disparagement of others. One of the biggest culprits is the media, television entertainment,news, magazines etc and how we participate and perpetuate voluntarily and involuntarily when we knowingly partake loving the salacious gossip and critical tear downs including the workplace, clubs, coffee shops, homes etc.


The reality is, we become part of the problem when we purchase/burrow, read those malicious tidbits then compound the problem by going to the various social media platforms/blogs to propagate the nasty toxic behavior that regrettably has now become the norm. Yet we are surprised and horrified at the escalation of bullying taking on new and gruesome dimensions in the cyber world with its disheartening consequences.


Most things can be used for dual purposes the good and the bad. We as individuals have to decide which side we want to come down on and take responsibility for our own actions and what comes out of our mouth. People who salivate at the power given by “Anonymity” hiding behind fake names and profiles like gossip rags with their “close source,” that work to meticulously destroy people’s lives/character are no better than those who would rob others at gun point. 


The pen is as might as a sword or in this analogy, a gun. Words are weapons, they dangerous, they wound and you can’t roll it back in like an unraveled ribbon and everything will be ok.  We all have an individual and collect responsibility to not be part of the problem rather we should be part of the solution. Do not lend your ear to gossip, do not let your being be the toad stool upon which other people cast their stink eroding droppings. 

In this new year, let us adapt a new attitude and dare to stand up for what is right, not because it would gain us points and popularity but because if the shoe were on the other foot and we were being maligned, harassed and bullied we would want someone to champion us and dare to rise up and take a stand on our behalf. Let us dare to NOT participate in gossip. Let us dare to speak directly to the ones we feel is offending/offended us. Let us dare to be transparent in how we think, reason, behave and deal with people. Let us dare to live a life with personal integrity even if it means standing outside the “inner circle.”



“It is easy to criticize others, to list their faults. However, before casting aspersions, first take a look at self before condemning anyone else.”—DBS.Rhapsody

It would benefit us all to….



“Be careful of the seeds you sew because you may not like the harvest of consequences it yields.”—DSBS.Rhapsody 

16 comments:

  1. This is such excellent advice. It would be helpful if the political people would read your blog.

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    1. Thank you Kay. The thing is we have the knowledge however knowing and doing are two very different things. I very much try to implement this kind of thinking into my everyday living it is important.

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  2. I agree with everything you say here. Life has become very polarized into US and THEM. I don't encourage gossip at all.

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    1. Gossiping I feel is a very destructive pagtern of behavior to cultivate. I try to live mindfully and call myself on those moments I fall prey to the temptation . I hold myself accountable and do not allow myself to be coopted into engaging I negative commentary about others.

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  3. Things have certainly accelerated with the advent of all technology and certainly not always for the better. People are wrapped up in their phones, which while it is fantastic technology, has really separated them from reality. It's become really easy to throw bombs under the guise of being anonymous. They walk into traffic. They get wrapped up in playing games or texting. Hello? Reality here. Then we have the embarrassing presidential election in the U.S. with that cement headed egomaniac Donald Trump. It seems like society is circling the drain.
    Nice post.

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    1. You are so right. Many speak intentionally unguarded without forethought, care or ,consideration. We all are suspetible and equally accountable.

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  4. wonderful post, let's all be kind to each other!

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    1. Yes indeed. Kindness goes a long way

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  5. Definitely words can be powerful! I agree with you that it makes sense to speak to people directly.

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    1. Direct is best though not always easy

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  6. Great words of wisdom Rhapsody. Within each of us is the power to make changes in our environment in what may seem like small ways. But individuals take notice when we refuse to conform to the norm. Have a great week.

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    1. Absolutely, thank you for sharing your wisdom. A great week to you as well.

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  7. If we really really loved our neighbours as ourselves, we wouldn't have these kinds of problems in the world.

    The strings that connect Everyone

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  8. This post captures the destruction going on around the Internet soo brilliantly. It's a shame some use a keystroke to bash others on the head....

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    1. hmmmmm, we as human beings are capable of such great things unfortunately the opposite is also true.

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