Brief: The internet is a powerful tool for promoting negativity or positivity

“By embracing change and pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones, we can find new ways to adapt and thrive in the face of uncertainty.”

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It’s fair to say that the past three years have been a challenging time for all of us. For me, the last 7 weeks have amplified that feeling as I’m recovering from a patellar tendon tear. This period of couch isolation has been an opportunity to really reflect on how the pandemic has disrupted our daily lives at unprecedented levels and how many of us are still struggling to come to terms with the changes and uncertainty it has brought. In these trying times, it’s more important than ever to surround ourselves with positivity, resilience, innovation, and joy.

One way to do this is by engaging in positive feeds and social circles. In the last 3 years the internet and social media have become an integral part of our lives and they can be a powerful tool to encourage negativity or positivity. By choosing to follow accounts and engaging with communities that foster positivity, joy, and innovation, we can create a virtual support system that can help us navigate the challenges of the pandemic and beyond.

At the same time, it’s important to remember that resilience and innovation isn’t just about bouncing back from adversity; It is about using challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation. By embracing change and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones, we can find new ways to adapt and thrive in the face of uncertainty.

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An example of this is the rise of virtual communities and events. Despite the challenges of social distancing and lockdowns, people have come together online to create virtual festivals, concerts and other events that bring people together in new and innovative ways. These events have allowed people to network and celebrate together even when physical gatherings are not possible.

Similarly, many companies and organizations have demonstrated resilience and innovation by embracing new models and strategies to adapt to the changing landscape. From small businesses that have found new ways to serve customers online to healthcare providers that have adopted telemedicine to deliver care remotely, we have seen countless examples of resilience and innovation in the face of the pandemic.

Ultimately, choosing to opt-in to positive feeds and social circles isn’t just a way to feel better about yourself in the moment; It’s a way to build resilience, innovation, and joy that can help us meet the challenges of the future. The only bias I have changed is engaging in conversations with conspiracy theorists and other negative people, particularly in the political and public health realms. I believe that by adopting a positive attitude and seeking opportunities for growth and transformation, we can emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient than ever.

David Thompson

north bay