It seems like everybody is always angry about something these days. Maybe that’s just because everybody’s opinion is laid out there on social media all the time.
In days past when somebody was upset about something you didn’t hear about it unless you saw them in person or called them on the phone.
Now each day I can scroll through my Twitter feed and find a couple of good meltdowns over absolutely nothing. Seriously good meltdowns with full face contort.
I’m certain most of these meltdowns have to be fake melts to get attention. People trying to find something to be angry about so they can get a reaction from their followers or friends.
Maybe they earn money per click because many times the fake meltdown is occurring on the timeline of a “respected” member of the media with a link to a story on an affiliated site which then contains ads.
Folks, don’t let faux anger and purposeful misunderstanding of words, perpetrated by other people, make you also angry.
We should all try to live with the belief that everyone has good intent when they say or do something. Assume positive intent unless confirmed otherwise.
This will help you to have a positive outlook, reduce anxiety and avoid countless misunderstandings.
In Philippians, Paul writes to tell the church to work together in harmony and then tells them how to do that in chapter 4.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:4-9 NASB