One Way to Deal with Social Media Negativity.

Via Lindsey Block
on Feb 11, 2014
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We get beat up a lot in elephantland. As we all know or are finding out, the internet and anonymous comments turn nice people into devils. How do we deal with it? Slow down, breathe, laugh about it, make fun of ourselves and come back to the present moment and our mission to be of benefit. If we all can’t get along and agree, let’s at least bring mindfulness and respect back into the conversation.

We don’t care about celebrities, we do care about people.

{Warning: Adult language in the video.}

“Some people are cruel and write very harsh things to celebrities on Twitter. What you don’t see when you send a nasty tweet is that it can cause pain. So to raise awareness, and hopefully make people think twice before they post something awful, we’ve once again assembled a group of famous faces to remind everyone that words hurt.

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #6”

There’s only one rule. Be kind, damnit!

Kurt Vonnegut be kind only rule


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About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


2 Responses to “One Way to Deal with Social Media Negativity.”

  1. karen katz says:

    the only social media I participated in was FB, and I got off about 3 months ago-for many reasons, but the nastiness was one of them. (though there is some wonderfully awesome stuff also)…..don't really miss it too much (FB, not the nastiness).

  2. Catherine says:

    Anything posted here is most likely "preaching to the choir." But here we go, choir!

    My voice teacher once told me (when I was being subjected to nasty comments from another vocalist) that when people put you down it is because they are jealous and jealously is one of the highest forms of flattery because THEY WANT WHAT YOU HAVE.

    The very second someone posts nasty stuff about anyone, anyone AT ALL, they have revealed themselves to be those people who must put others down to feel good about themselves. And how sad that is, since it doesn't really work.