I’ve noticed a trend I consider a little worrying lately.
It, for a lack of a better term, is toxic positivity.
To be clear, I want people to be uplifted. I want people to be encouraged to make whatever content makes them happy, even if it’s not my cup of tea.
But consistently, when people point out slight issues, and problems, they’re shut down in the name of community, and that’s not right either, because a decent community…well- communicates. Including those conversations which are a little uncomfortable. It also means listening, and realizing that sometimes your good intent is lost in translation and that good people with good in mind can still accidentally cause upset and hurt.
If somebody comes to you with a problem, the first instinct shouldn’t be to shut them down.
Just something to consider.