This is the tweet I’m talking about.
So far, it has amassed almost 150,000 impressions. That’s the number of times it has appeared on Twitter screens. It hit home for over a thousand people, who either liked or retweeted it–or both.
Here’s the deal. For thousands of years, people have been coping with horrific events. And for thousands of years, people have been getting back to life as normal and forgetting that those events ever happened.
Will this time be different?
Maybe. But I’m not that hopeful.
This realist tendency is a quality I have that annoys people from time to time. It’s definitely caused me some consternation to think that my outlook on life may not always be a good one. But I always try to be an introspective person, and I’ve done a lot of thinking about this lately. So what have I decided?
I’ve decided that I think it’s better to tell the truth than it is to be overly positive or overly negative. And, sometimes, the truth is not very pleasant. This is one of those times. But we can’t stop telling the truth during unpleasant times. In fact, it is during times of great chaos and adversity that the truth is most needed.