When did we get so contentious? I can put my finger on the event when I first noticed what I considered a scary change in our collective attitude. It wasn’t the 2016 election. It was long before that.
In 1994, I registered a change in our collective consciousness from routing for the underdog. Instead we began a collective mental curb-stomping of anyone we thought less than us. That was the year of the tiny, “Trailer Trash Tonya” was accused of orchestrating the clubbing of her rival. Not too long after that, we jumped on the band-wagon to castigate the “Ice Princess Nancy,” for her inadvertently letting us know her opinion of Disney.
From Tonya and Nancy, we slipped effortlessly into reality TV. The contrived un-real situations allowed us to stand in judgement of every contestant from any walk of life. Trolling and cyberstalking was just a keystroke away.
Yesterday, I came across something on ideas.ted.com about subverting contempt. It’s not about being more civil; it’s about being more loving. The Five Ways are not easy. Please follow the link to find out more.
Sick and tired of the culture of contempt? Here are 5 ways you can subvert it:
Sick and tired of the culture of contempt? Here are 5 ways you can subvert it
I think the Five Ways are worth the effort, do you?