Are you a bit of a ranter?
Do you go on Social Media and vent your spleen about the state of the
- Dental education
- The price of fish
- Global warming
- [Insert random horror]
How does doing that make you feel? Is your life improved by that?
Let me put it another way. The thing you are obsessing about, watching youtube videos regarding and formulating opinions that often do not concur with your peers….have you any hope in hell of making any kind of change or impact in that thing that annoys you so much?
Take a deep breath now…
If you can’t change it, why are you bothering? Why are you spending your life’s energy and producing cortisol for something that will carry on regardless?
Don’t get me wrong. If you think you can have an impact, make an actual difference, then go for it. But if you are like most of us in that you are just having a bit of a moan…what’s the point? Can you perhaps even be harming yourself? Can you be creating stress that is adding to your overall burden?
Some of you have noticed I don’t post as much as I used to on Social Media. And there’s a reason for that… it all comes into this “staying off mobile devices” and distressing yourself craze that hasn’t started yet ;)
Unfollow the ranters on Twitter and Facebook, stop venturing down the YouTube black hole of doom and put yourself aside from all the useless opinions the Mainstream media are shoving down your throat.
As an example…Does it have any impact, on your life, that Trump said something bad on Twitter? Would he care, one jot, that you protested about his last visit? Could it be that he even enjoyed being the centre of so much attention?
Just something to think about. But remember Social Media isn’t FREE, because at the end of the day, you the user are the product.