Nothing that I write is going to make you furious. If I do, drop me a line. Let’s talk it through.
This topic weighs heavily on me; I’ve written about it a few times. I’ve written about a lot of things a few times.
I can count on two hands how many times I was furious. Most of those occurred in my previous life, and I was justified to be fiercely angry.
I want to be upfront; when the word is used in a lead line of a Facebook post, it almost always makes me want to click the post. Who doesn’t want to see what made someone furious? Instead, I’ve wasted a second or two requesting Facebook to send me no more articles or ads like that.
Will it work? Nope. I’ve seen more ads like those since I utilized the three-dot tool our friends to my west provided. Could it be that I played into yet another one of their schemes? Probably.
No one I know is dropping that specific F-bomb in typical conversations, but I see it at least once daily in social media headlines. The ads or stories are placed there by people who pay money to Facebook to get a click on their mislabeled pablum that pummels you with a false sense of doom.
The word, furious, must be a documented trigger word.
How else would so many posts about the Kardashians become a daily read for the average person struggling with the price of butter and eggs? If the K-clan had been a thing in the 80s, no one would have even known about them. Clearly, people are watching the plethora of programming where they show up. If someone weren’t making money, the recordings of the show would be in a dumpster on a backlot in Los Angeles. You can’t deny they are a force in entertainment, but why? Just why?
Social media feeds; it has to be the answer.
Would the program “Sister Wives” be on your watchlist if everyone was happy on the show? It is unlikely. Maybe we are searching for something to make us furious, but the real reason these programs take on a life of their own is that posts were craftily-inserted in your news feed. It causes them to be part of conversations. Just by writing this, I am part of the problem. I suppose that should make me furious. Being furious is tiring, however.
I fall victim to the headlines now and then. Without thinking about it, my cursor slips to the headline, and I mistakenly check out the world’s biggest issue. It never is. Never.
I went quickly through my feed this morning. Between the posts I’ve agreed to look at and a few left by my family and friends, I found all these headlines waiting for a click.
Listed in no particular order—
It’ll take me decades to wrap my head around the information I learned in this Saturday Night Live Sketch. (I almost clicked on this one. Decades? Really?)
Target employee reveals why he quit after three weeks for being told to work faster.
Everything Kourtney Kardashian Has Said About Plastic Surgery
These gifts truly represent love and joy—Unique, timeless & beautifully crafted. Treat your loved one with a gift that has meaning.
The lyrics to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face are seriously rude and people have only just realized.
Brazil press officer’s ‘brutal’ treatment of cat at press conference has journalists gasping in shock
When Fans Can’t Hate Kody Brown More, He Says “Hold My Beer.”
This mom’s hack won the Internet. (Tim Cotton says, “You cannot win the Internet”; it’s not possible).
The awkward reason why Kloe Kardashian was late to the stage at the People’s Choice Awards. (I think most people instantly assume it was diarrhea. Some wish it to be so. I didn’t click to find out).
Piers Morgan is “traumatized” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle using his voice in their Netflix docuseries
If these vintage ads were published today they would definitely have their company canceled straight away
Alaskan Bush People: Fans Are Worried For Gabe Brown Due To Heartbreaking Post!
In each one of the preceding headlines, there are trigger words. Watching out for them and doing the opposite of your initial reaction might make a difference.
Allowing others to determine your emotions is one thing that should make us all furious.
Thanks for all the support this year; you have no idea how wonderful it feels to know that people are spending important moments reading my stuff.
The support for my three books has been overwhelming. You won’t find much to be furious about between the covers of my writings.
Thanks to all of you who have joined the merry band of supporters at the BuyMeACoffee site. The monthly and occasional supporters are what keep this train running. Thank you so much.
From the Jagged Edge of America, I will remain a stalwart supporter of those who make the conscious choice not to be furious about unimportant things.