The Secret

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.~ Mark Twain





Hey, you! Yes you at the keyboard. Want to know a secret? You can actually CHOOSE what stories you want to believe. You are not obligated to think that every “news” story is fact based. That every article you read is 100% accurate. That every status you read on social media is the all-out truth.

That’s some amazing power you have right there. You can respond by attacking someone or you can just let it slide by. You can start a counter-argument or add words of support. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Just be prepared that not everyone is going to agree with you. There are drama llamas out there that will stir the pot just to see how long it takes before it boils over. And there will be people who feel iron clad in their beliefs. You get to decide what to do. Yes, YOU. Jump in with feet first…or head first if you’re feeling that way. I advise against heart first because that’s the surest way to get pounded in the first place.

Several years ago, a former social media friend told me “You can’t fix stupid.” I have that phrase taped to a mirror next to my keyboard. Because you know what? Sometimes I’m the stupid that can’t be fixed.


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