People are in search for clarity.
So if you’re upset about the results of the election and you feel pressed to write a Facebook post about your thoughts, write with clarity. Don’t use 100 words for what can be said in 10.
In 2004, Facebook was invented. It wasn’t very long ago, we didn’t have platforms to raise our voice, our opinions and observations that could reach a million people. Not everyone is going to agree with what you have to say. It’s okay to disagree but not to be disagreeable.
The goal is not to have your message heard by everyone, it’s to be heard by someone. If it’s not for them, it’s not for them. That’s okay.
But just because you took the time to write something down doesn’t mean I have to even read it. You need to earn trust to get attention.
We now live in a world where 3 billion people are connected. So what should you do with this connection?
Try solving interesting problems.
Here’s one: It’s a hard pill to swallow if your candidate had more votes and still lost. What an opportunity to fight the system that allows that to happen. But changing the system from an electoral vote to a popular one seems impossible. Yeah, that’s my point.
Doing the impossible takes guts.
It takes guts to ignore the trolls. It takes guts to put aside hurt feelings. It takes guts to stand up and say follow me. Or you can choose to hide. (Social media is a great place for that.)