Last week was a weird one consumed with all sorts of heartbreaking news from across the globe. These are stories of real people and it is difficult not to be affected by all this news.
I worry about my family and friends back in India.
Then I see these posts about toxic positivity. Initially, my thought was positivity is positivity; when did it become bad! Then I came to know that people requesting oxygen cylinders and hospital beds on Social Media are mocked as spreading negative news! I also happened to see posts asking to focus on the positive news where people are recovering from COVID so that there will be less death news and more recovery news.
Of course, it isn’t obscuring the lines and keeping everything look neat and pretty for the visitors. Because why air the dirty laundry out in the open!
What irritates me is these are the same people who would ask you to stay positive when someone in the family dies but they would take it to the social media to complain about anything and everything when something disagrees with them. This is what we call a double standard.
Mocking others is now another form of humor or finding the silver line.
My mind gets agitated thinking about all the multiple levels of discrimination and hypocrisy. Is there a point in talking about it? Is there a point in expecting people to learn the damn lessons?! I believe not .
Not as long as we continue to be the privileged fools!