Accentuate the Positive

As the old song goes, you need to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. I have watched friends and fellow bloggers come under attack for their posts. Some of the responses are vile, out of scale and simply unnecessarily vicious. The pain, bewilderment and anger caused by these attacks is deep. The urge to retaliate in some way is equally strong. But invariably response only triggers more bile and ugliness. I’ve not had the misfortune to be attacked personally in such fashion. Perhaps that would change my attitude. But what I say to my friends is that they need to ignore the attacks. They need to consider the source and realize that other people reading this either already know, or soon grasp, that the attacks are false and inappropriate. To my regret, my words usually fall on deaf ears.

Marx Dudek posted on this topic, “Resisting Negativity“. I just met Marx the other night at one of her great “Hip-Replacement Therapy” DJ sets. I loved her musical selections and good humor. Now I know that she is wise and articulate as well. She has said words that are worth heeding and said it better than most who attempt this topic. As she says, do not only resist responding to the negativity, but find something positive on which to exert your energy. To me, if you do that, you triumph truly. You contribute to tikkun olam.

Write on, Marxi.

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ahuva18

There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Accentuate the Positive”

  1. Love it. I’d like to catch one of her sets sometime as well. If you see me online, give me a shout will ya?

    thanks. Hugs my friend. Miss you and SL.

  2. /me laughs. um Oura, you have to BE inworld for me to shout to you to come and play. *grin* *hugs* get your sweet self back in here.

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