Lots of you have probably heard about Concern Trolling. Like a HumbleBrag (where you talk about how fabulous you are with wry humour or self deprecation), a Concern Troll uses the veil of “concern” as a backhanded snark and criticism.
Fat people know about this: “I just want to see you healthy!”…
sometimes the person doing the Concern Trolling is just very tactless, rather than actively (even if unconsciously) nasty. sometimes they’re attacking something that they hate in themselves.
neither of those reasons for their Concern Trolling makes it any less painful or destabilising for the person being Concern Trolled.
A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
I hope this reaches someone at the right time, as it just did for me.
this writer speaks from the expertise of experience.
(Presenter Jeremy Fernandez, Cameraman Nathan Harding and Sound Recordist Spiros Mavrangelos on location at Winmalee for an extended news bulletin on the bushfires. Photo taken by TV News Editor Tim Ayliffe)
7pm News Presenter Jeremy Fernandez presented an extended news program on the NSW bushfires live from Winmalee in the Blue Mountains on Friday, October 18th. Jeremy also interviewed resident Adam Schweinsberg, who filmed his house burning down on his mobile phone and gave the footage to the ABC to broadcast.
I’m always amazed how anyone could have the presence of mind to whip out their smart-phone in the middle of an emergency to capture video of events unfolding. It’s all the more extraordinary when that event involves your home and possessions burning to the ground.
“A single night of sleep deprivation evoked a strategy shift during risky decision making such that healthy human volunteers moved from defending against losses to seeking increased gains. … These results suggest that a night of total sleep deprivation affects the neural mechanisms underlying economic preferences independent of its effects on vigilant attention.”—
Study finds lack of sleep affects our decision-making, causing us to lust for positive rewards.
Chuck Wendig is one of those writers you would hate if he wasn’t so darn nice. His books manage to be both dark and charming at the same time. If you are a writer and you aren’t visiting www.terribleminds.com, then what are you waiting for?
Right off the top, no, I don’t know how I feel about whether Canada should send its athletes to Sochi. I know what athletes sacrifice to get to the Olympic level. I feel Russia’s new “anti-propoganda” laws are absolutely loathsome.
As I’ve mentioned, I’m a policy wonk by trade - so if you bear…
excellent analysis using the case of people with blue fingertips