I’ve got a confession. I don’t like the “anti-negativity” movement that I’m starting to see on social media an awful lot.
I get it. I really do. There’s a lot of bad crap on the internet. I’ve lived in this space for over 20 years now. I know how it can be emotionally draining, and how someone’s bad mood can be a buzz kill. But here’s the thing: it’s really freaking abnormal to be up 100% of the time. And sometimes people are having a really bad time for legitimate reasons.
Anti-negativity memes and comments on Facebook walls are a door being slammed in your face when you’re looking for connection. Would you share your fears or upsets with someone you consider a friend when they threaten to cut negative people from their life?
It makes people feel friendless and alone when they’re worried or in pain. It makes them hide their emotional state and prevents them from seeking help when they need it.