It is the speed of communication on the Internet—not just the anonymity—that makes it such a dangerous place. Rumors that would have taken weeks to reach the public consciousness in the pre-Internet age can rouse the Twitchfork-wielding rabble in an instant.
There’s a quote attributed to psychology pioneer William James that voices the principle at work here: “there’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”
That kind of mass-repetition can now happen on social media in a matter of minutes.
Well folks, this is the house that was found, as a diamond in the rough by the family, not Steve. Situated on the beautiful south side of Kailua Beach, HI. Months of filtering and searching, phone calls, late nights and long days for just the right place with just the right room count, bathroom count, separate accommodations for Steve and Kelly (if they chose) in their own house next to the main house. It was perfect for the group that was intending on going. Under construction, but if you could see the vision of what and where the house was … Continue reading →
Sometimes bullying, especially in families, is more covert.
If you call out an adult bully, they reply with incredulity, “I was just asking questions! I can’t believe you took it that way,” putting the blame back on you. And then you start to wonder if you’re the crazy one. Yet even if you turn yourself inside out to try to please the bully, you never will, because bullies thrive on the feeling of instilling fear. Meet one demand and they’ll come up with another.
Recently, I found myself sitting with a patient Elsa, who was crying inconsolably in my office. It turns out that her sister had stolen her inheritance out from under her. It wasn’t the loss of the money that was making her feel so devastated, though; it was the shocking betrayal by her only sibling.
Elsa’s sister Joyce had gotten their dying mother to change her will at the last minute, leaving everything to her. Their mother had been ill for a long time and Joyce had found a way to convince her … Continue reading →
Everyone on Facebook must be curious about the latest Dental News from the Muto’s judging by the number of posts related to dentistry. Tune in for narcissistic updates of things no one actually cares about but get thrown up on Facebook anyway.
Look at my perty smile Kells! Come ‘ear give me a big ‘ole smooch.