I was watching the TV earlier and a psychologist was talking with someone who is dealing with serious emotional issues publicly, due to being in a reality show. The person complained about the lies and crap being promoted by people and how damaging, hurtful and upsetting it is.
The psychologist asked the really obvious question “If it’s harming you to be dealing with all this in the public eye, why are you doing this (reality show)?” And added “you don’t need to be doing this”.
Even though I am not on a reality show, I have put myself out there in a public way, by having this blog, and more so on social media accounts. And these promote the opportunity for people to react, respond and act badly, in response to what I do, what I write and how I defend myself against unhealthy people. This more ‘public’ situation, attracts the haters and people with no conscience who act in a really nasty and negative way.
I could not fail to apply this question to myself…….. even though the two situations are very different in many ways, but similar in some ways.
“If it’s harming you, why are you doing it?” With regard to social media. The public domain situation. Continue reading