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“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” — Kahlil Gibran

What was intended to connect humanity in all corners of the globe has now disengaged people with hatred, disrespect, intolerance, and everything else that falls into this camp.

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.” — Charlie Chaplin

This is a 21st Century phenomenon that is progressively picking up steam especially in these unprecedented times.

Cyber bullying and harassment today is rampant.

No one is immune as it preys on all regardless of age, sex, wealth, fame, and the list goes on and on.

Hiding behind the veil of anonymity allows some people to spew hatred, intolerance, and everything else that falls into this category.

Some of these people are angry but now their anger has transformed into an ugly beast called hatred.

Anonymity to them is incredible power that they have never experienced before in their life.

Moreover, self-image and self-worth is their true quest for self-actualization.

However, many are actually decent human beings with families and jobs but somehow got caught up in online mobs that are no different than street mobs anywhere on the planet.

One or two individuals can cause havoc when they believe that their mission in life is to defame, slander, intimidate, and persecute individuals.

Their agenda is very transparent.

In most cases, they spew without performing their due diligence regarding the facts as their ongoing dialogue inspires more hatred based on conjecture.

What’s the cost?

Ultimately, hate begets hate and the cost is undeniably huge, emotionally, spiritually, and physically for these perpetrators and everyone else that is affected.

Hate creates imbalance.

“The future belongs to brands that do more than play lip service to real dialogue and recognize that their customers want them to believe in something.” — James Murdoch

Currently there has been a lot of talk and action about business players removing their advertising dollars from giant platforms.

It is no surprise to anyone.

Professing honorable community standards and not adhering to them is simply lip service.

One of the giant’s stated corporate purpose:

“To give people the power to build community and bring the word closer together”

Ultimately lip service always brings down the giant.

It is no wonder that what was intended to connect humanity in all corners of the globe has now disengaged people with hatred, disrespect and intolerance.

Why is it out of control?

Imagine anyone on the planet that is practicing law, medicine, or any other professional entity without any regulatory board or licensing.

What about no longer having to license vehicles or individuals?

The list goes on and on.

The result?

It would be a free for all and a recipe for anarchy.

People all over the world have experienced some of the giant’s wrath of perpetuated hatred and intolerance.

In many ways this typifies the David and Goliath story.

The giant’s guess today is that all these major players will be back but not comprehending that their five smooth stones in the form of billions upon billions of advertising revenue places him in jeopardy.

One giant might be betting on the feeder’s lack of will to stop the feeding and ultimately restore the status quo.

What’s the solution?

Stop feeding the giant and watch it come tumbling down like a huge building that is imploded.

Hopefully, the giant will wake up and prevent the impending implosion.

What’s the real solution to this social media pandemic and hate for profit scenario?

Kill them with kindness.

Forgive them.

Release them to their highest good of HSPP (happiness, success, prosperity and peace of mind).

Love always begets love, respect, tolerance, diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Love creates balance.

This might be a hard pill to swallow for some however doing this releases toxicity from your psychological house.

Begin right now and do not even spend one more microsecond of your precious time, any longer contemplating their toxicity.

Be mentally tough.

Determination, openness, understanding, compassion, and purpose will be your mental toughness armor.

Finally, the greatest weapon in the universe is to extend love and compassion and pray for these people.

Kahlil Gibran said, “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

The significance and profound meaning of these words is timeless.

As more people worldwide embrace love over hate, attitudes shift towards equality for all regardless of race, color, religion, creed or any other societal descriptors.

The human body cannot sustain a vibration of hate for long as remaining in this zone creates havoc physically and emotionally.

Hate begets hate, plain and simple.

Ultimately, the fallout is intense and soon a blurred vision of reality is imminent.

Let’s fast forward.

“Hey Ben, I heard that you were coming back to Earth soon. You’ve been on Mars for almost 20 years. Right?”

“Coming back soon, Hal. I didn’t think that I would be coming back when I left 20 years ago on that lottery ticket to Mars.”

“Ben, you wouldn’t recognize the place. Everything has changed.”

“Really? Is everyone still on social media, Hal?”

“Not really. Social media turned into a social mess.”

“What do you mean, Hal?”

“Thank God for Generation Alpha and beyond as these kids started to change things up big time. They wanted their kids to have the best that life could offer. They became the wealthiest, best educated and the most incredibly tech savvy generation. They soon realized that the social media giants were getting richer and richer off the backs of previous generations so they stopped advertising with these online giants. Soon, most of the companies faded away as that was their main source of income”.

“Wow, that’s too bad. A lot of people lost their jobs Hal.”

“No Ben, this Alpha group created other giants that gave super autonomy to individuals, companies, corporations so everyone could grow and prosper. That old stuff that you grew up with is long gone.”

“What do you mean Hal?”

“Well, anyone that wanted to use the Alpha group’s online platforms had to have an encrypted human ID microchip inserted into their body in order to verify their identity.”

“That’s crazy.”

“Crazy or not, it’s here Ben and besides it’s effortless and painless.”

“Well, how is everything else?”

“People are actually talking to each other again and thanks to the Alpha group life is better and more human in spite of the AI development.”

“Are you ready to come back Ben?

It’s really a different world but I think that you will love it now.”

“Thanks Hal. I’ll send you a thought wave message when I’m ready to land.”

“Safe travels Ben.”

Food for thought.

“If people can learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Nelson Mandela

Carpe Momentum.

Your X factor remembers and reminds you that each time you are attempting to do what you already know, it stops you dead in your tracks.

Knowledge is power but it is only potential power unless it is put into massive, decisive action.

Carpe Momentum.

Franco Cianflone


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