Trolls. Not the cute kind.

   So …..  what’s with the trolls on facebook?  Apparently there are people who go looking for posts they disagree with so that they can post hate filled comments on them.  Are these middle school kids with nothing better to do?  Are they mental patients who took over the doctor’s office and got online.  From what I hear, they are actual adults who are doing this.

If a person doesn’t agree with something, wouldn’t they rather focus on what they do agree with?   They could post on their own page about something they like.  Or if there is something they are terribly against, they could think of a solution to the problem and create a page about that.

I actually saw an ad on craigslist for a job position of troll.  Of course they didn’t call it that.  But apparently people actually hire people to do that.  I would love it if I actually thought that most trolls were hired.  Then they would be much less crazy than they seem to be.

I think that trolls are an example of the changing of the world we’re seeing now.  The past included getting for only oneself, insults instead of solutions, and doing what you could get away with.   We as a people don’t want that anymore.  Humanity is evolving.  Some people feel the call of the new way of being.  Some people haven’t gotten out of the old way of thinking yet.  Of course there is chaos as we all move towards what we are evolving into.  And that’s ok.

So ok, for now trolls exist.  Now what I’m not understanding is why people respond to them.  If they were interested in logical thought they wouldn’t be trolling, they would have created a page focused on their ideas for society.

Ignore them.   No response.  No, “thank you for sharing”.  Nothing.  Why are you focusing your attention on a troll when you could have spent that time posting something that would be interesting or beneficial to those who care about what’s happening.

We are winning.  No time to spend on trolls.  We have a country to save.

The Least You Need to Know

What’s this blog about?  Everything.  What are you going to tell us?  What you need to know.  Why are you writing it now?  Because people are changing, new rules apply and people want to know what it’s all about.

Occupy Wall Street is what is happening now, but it is as they say, the tip of the iceberg.  People are not the same as they were when you were in school (no matter how old you are reading this), and they are not the same as they were in the “days of old” from your parent’s day.  What’s going on?

Various things.  People are wired differently than they were and we are experiencing the world in a vastly different way than before.

One of the most outstanding differences people will have noticed in the past decade is the surge in cases of ADD/ADHD.  Sure it can be drugged out of you, but it’s not actually a problem, it’s a new way of thinking.  It appears to be related to seven different genes.  I’ve read most about the DRD 4 allele, but I’ll leave all that for you to study on your own.  The important thing to realize is that there are more and more people being born who are wired to think differently.  An article in New Scientist has found that time actually passes at a different rate for those with ADD/ADHD.  They think quickly, they’re intelligent, they can’t bring themselves to listen to things that aren’t engaging, they have heightened compassion and they are well known for not following authority they don’t find authentic.

On an outer level, one thing that has changed the world is the internet.  We are connected to everyone, all the time.  We don’t just hear about other people and other countries on the evening news anymore.  We don’t read a story about Egypt, we watch youtube videos, we see their faces, we read their tweets.  We don’t wonder what others in the world think about an issue, they post it as their status on facebook.  We happily experience the whole world on a daily basis, not just our own community.  These are our experiences.  And every experience changes us – we as humans aren’t the same people we were before, and we as individuals aren’t the same people we were before.

I’m not intending to go into all the ways that we are different now than we were.  There are various things more and more kids are being diagnosed with that as they are explored are showing themselves to be not so much problems as intensely new ways of being, and there are more and more ways that we are connecting with the world around us.  And whether we came out different than the rank and file of our parents’ generation when we were born (whatever our age) or have just ended up that way over time, we’re different now.   We’re more intelligent, more compassionate, and less interested in the status quo.

So Occupy Wall Street isn’t surprising now.  It was just time – time for the world to catch up with who we are.

So this blog is about who we are now.  And how to be that in the most freakin awesome way.