Out on a Ledge

In the words of the famous Rodney King, "Can we all get along?"  He was speaking in the midst of the LA riots.  And, Reginald Denny, the severely beaten truck driver, said he held no grudge against his assailants.  The experiences of these two men should remind us that even in the midst of horror, it is still possible to move on from the past.

The anonymity of the internet seems to make it easier to attack others, but I would like to appeal to the rational side of those in the midst of conflict.  Nothing can be accomplished by name calling, rumor milling, and mud slinging.  We all have similar goals, hopes, and dreams.  We're more alike than different.   When our emotions are at their height, it is difficult to think rationally.  We say and do things that we regret later.  It's at that moment when you should take a step back, breathe deeply, and leave your computer screen.  Go out and do something nice for yourself, enjoy your RL friends and family, pet a puppy.  But most of all, resist the urge to lash out.

Scarlett O'Hara provided us all with a good tool for dealing with conflict when she said, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."  And so should we all.  Responding to conflict with a clear mind in a rational way will always be more effective and productive than lashing out in the midst of an emotional reaction.  Make peace within yourself, then you will be free to make peace with others.

Good luck, take, care, and stay safe.

~Isa J

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Good words, it's a shame that they need to be said.

I love the pictures! ^__^


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