Butterfly wings

Each time we give in to feelings of righteous indignation, judgement, or anger and write or say something in public we have a disproportionate effect.

Someone else, somewhere else, may hear what we say and feel encouraged to express their own, previously hidden, indignation, judgement, or anger. We have no control over this.

If enough people see, hear, and respond, tipping their own balance from calm to irritation, these sentiments become widely visible.

They may become visible to people with inconceivable power, with fingers on buttons that could wreak unimaginable havoc around the world. They may feel that all this widely expressed indignation, judgement, or anger justifies their actions.

We should be careful when and where we express our indignation, judgement, or anger.

Perhaps we should express and share feelings of calm and kindness instead?

2 thoughts on “Butterfly wings

  1. This post caused me to pick up one of my Daybooks are retrieve a quote some months ago.

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the change it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

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