Your move JCVD.
We’ve made it halfway through the week! Keep going everyone!
Ms. Kenneally told Op-Talk that she was devastated by the response. After the Slate article’s publication, she said, she was soon fielding calls from Kayla and others. She was concerned for her subjects: young, vulnerable people who were reading comments on Facebook calling them “trash.” She added that social media had changed these subjects’ lives: “These guys live on Facebook like they used to live on their front porch.”
Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy
50% of Canadians live in the red areas
"Respond to your emotions honestly; be genuine and authentic. Swallow your bitterness, never your pride." — Without a Roof
Connecting with people in the midst of extreme poverty opens your heart, not only to their personal suffering, the miscast perceptions and hopelessness — but to the chronic injustice poor people face. Perpetual indignity strips their humanity and drains hope and happiness from the soul.
This boomerangs back to anger, anger at injustice, anger at having your character and dreams stifled by the callous bigotry of people that dismiss people that look or smell poor.
Deal with injustice head-on and keep your anger from simmering into an ugly keyboard outburst, a scowl, or an ignorant hurtful wag of the tongue. Dignity and humanity matter.
1) Focus your anger at actions, not people.
2) Don’t run from your anger — channel it in a manner and response that tactfully and demonstrably relays what has made you angry, not who made you angry.
3) Anger has three levels: Irritated, frustrated and mad. Become aware when you are experiencing these emotions and address them before it turns into rage.
4) Be intelligent when your angry and use your response to move away from anger and towards solutions.
There are no shortcuts to achieving strong emotional intelligence. Phony smiles, corny platitudes and abrasive behavior are tactics of the meek. Be aware of your needs and strong to your character.