The next time someone hands you a dire problem on Facebook, hand that sucker back. Say "what can you (or I) personally do to effectively combat or improve that dire situation?" Otherwise, you're letting your friend become just another town crier hollering out bad news or worries without a plan of action, without a solution proposed. When Facebook becomes an echo chamber of problems on top of problems, every day another thirty loud voices yelling about one or two problems (suddenly amplified to feel insurmountable), you lose the big picture. When your worldview loses its macro focus, your interest can wane and your optimism can wither on the vine. How are you supposed to change conditions and improve the outcome if you can't even see the true shape of the problem? And pointing out ways to effectively correct problems gives hope and action to otherwise bleak outcomes. A micro-fix implemented locally by thousands upon thousands can become a macro-resolution.

Sep 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM
The next time someone hands you a dire problem on Facebook, hand that sucker back. Say "what can you (or I) personally do to effectively combat or improve that dire situation?" Otherwise, you're letting your friend become just another town crier hollering out bad news or worries without a plan of action, without a solution proposed. When Facebook becomes an echo chamber of problems on top of problems, every day another thirty loud voices yelling about one or two problems (suddenly amplified to feel insurmountable), you lose the big picture. When your worldview loses its macro focus, your interest can wane and your optimism can wither on the vine. How are you supposed to change conditions and improve the outcome if you can't even see the true shape of the problem? And pointing out ways to effectively correct problems gives hope and action to otherwise bleak outcomes. A micro-fix implemented locally by thousands upon thousands can become a macro-resolution.
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