Don't under-estimate the power of needing control and don't mock those who seek it.
Humans are not designed to enjoy uncertainty.
Uncertainty is not good for the genes survival.
When people stockpile toilet paper during a pandemic, show them kindness and empathy.
They're more scared than you.
When people protest against 5G, don't laugh and scowl.
They feel far more powerless than you.
When people stick around in bad relationships, don't call them stupid or shame them.
They're far more worried about being alone than you.
When people criticise others relentlessly, don't call them bullies and turn away.
They dislike themselves far more than you and are filled with pain.
Conspiracy theories and unkind or irrational actions are signals of fear, pain, disconnect and a sense of such great uncertainty, that certainty is being creatively created to feel in control, be that via actions or beliefs.
Don't fight back.
Don't play the eye-for-an-eye game.
Don't belittle or get angry.
Make generous presumptions about their personal struggles.
Offer them compassion.
They're as human as you.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.