Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Positive / Negative

I have some vague memory of hearing about some essay or article about how in social media most people only write about the positive stuff in their lives and ignore the negative. And that somehow makes our friends jealous and grumpy. At the very least it is not the slightest bit representative of our real lives.

The memory is so vague that I can't find a trace of it on the world wide interweb. I spent a fair amount of time trying, but I have now given up. But the thought remains in my head because I have tried very hard to stay positive with this blog. To not write about negative matters, to keep an even keel, to always stay pleasant.

Today, however, I want to be clear that for all my eternal happiness in the clouds, I can be hurt, get cranky, in fact, become downright mad. And I can cuss too! Man, do I swear up a blue streak when I get myself worked up.

The great thing about me, though, is that I usually get over it in about ten minutes. And by the time a half hour has passed I can really see the ridiculousness of it all, no matter what the issue is. So even though somewhat recently there was a great disturbance in the force, by the time I wrote this blog, I had to laugh.

Life is still good.

1 comment:

  1. I've read this a number of times about Facebook too.