Don't underestimate the power of needing control and don't mock those who seek it.
Humans are not designed to enjoy uncertainty.
Uncertainty is not good for the genes' survival.
When people stockpile toilet paper during a pandemic, show them kindness and empathy.
They're more scared than you.
When people protest against 5G, don't laugh and scowl.
They feel far more powerless than you.
When people stick around in bad relationships, don't call them stupid or shame them.
They're far more worried about being alone and worthless than you.
When people criticise others relentlessly, don't call them bullies and turn away.
They dislike themselves far more than you or the people they criticise and are filled with pain.
Conspiracy theorists and unkind or irrational actions are signals of fear, pain, disconnect and a sense of such great uncertainty, that certainty is being creatively created by generating alternative realities to feel in control, be that via actions or beliefs.
Don't argue back.
Don't play the eye-for-an-eye game.
Don't belittle or get angry.
Make generous presumptions about their personal struggles.
Offer them compassion.
They're as human as you.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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