Every now and then, when I am cranky, I do a mean thing on Facebook. I sit down, look at the pious sayings people post, then scan through their newsfeed to see how long it takes for them to do something in complete opposition to the pious poster.
For example, I saw this in someone’s Facebook feed:
And five posts later, they were roasting someone for her clothing. Short-lived good intentions.
The longest trail of good intentions held up for 10 posts. The shortest? Two. Of course, we post things the way we would like to be. But unless we work on being that person, unless we make decisions to choose the behavior we want to exhibit, we slide back into the snark-fest that anonymity allows on the internet.
Post who you want to be? Good for you. Print it out and put it next to your computer. Take a step in that direction. Even a small step. Maybe you will have questions. Maybe you won’t be sure of that step. Even that is moving in the right direction. Keep going.
—-Quinn McDonald is still trying to be the person her cat loves.