Kindness Pandemic Symptom of Change
A VIEW FROM MY WINDOW (4)
My intention is to share information about the entertainment industry, little known facts, and information about performers. Everyone loves insider information. My response has been impressive, so I will continue……but not in this post. My intention is to share our common bond of pandemic confusion and the need to bond. We have watched an arc, a progression from the initial shock and awe to our weary stand today. Because of our nature as human beings, the need for approval has spilled over to social media in unexpected ways. Wrestling with the reality of isolation and death, we turn more often to social media and binge-watching television. There is a shared empathy for friends struggling with loss of loved ones. Kindness rises in the lives of people formerly too busy to feel the pain of others. This beautiful emotion brings people together who never meet in person. This is a powerful move toward unity and spiritual advances.
Another result of this plague is the rise of bullying. On social media anonymity gifts angry people with the power to strike out at people who do not share ideology and experiences. Permission to bully is implied through the silence of those who do not want to be involved. Hurtful comments fester in isolated people. Sitting in a lonely room and reading mean comments sends victims into depression and darkness. Former friends take pot shots because there is no consequence.