Social media makes you forget this:
Everyone in your feed is hurting.
Here’s how to help them out a little today:
1 Share their successes
If they’re showing off, they’re probably compensating for something they lack. Even the greatest successes still need your kindness.
“When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.” — Epictetus
2 Share their losses
Just because they don’t broadcast their losses, it’s foolish to suppose it’s all sunshine and roses for anyone. We have the opportunity to lift others up.
“The key is to keep company with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” — Epictetus
3 Check your intent
Tempted to rip someone a new one? Consider choosing the other handle.
“Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.” — Margaret Mitchell
4 Don’t wreck yourself
Trolls troll. Spammers spam. Most of us have been targeted by these things. Don’t feel you need to dignify them with a reaction.
“If someone succeeds in provoking you, realise your mind is complicit in the provocation.” – Epictetus
Kindness is great arbitrage; it costs you so little, yet means so much to others.