Here’s the debriefing from last night’s show (Round #4) which went splendidly. I welcomed guests Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday and Graeme Campbell of Glass Bullet Media who runs with his partner Laura Binnie, one of Scotland’s leading Video Production Companies in the corporate and broadcast sectors.
We had a mix of Philosophy and Mindfulness exercises to try. Our Philosophy focused on the Conflict Management mini module I run in the course, and in particular we look at Taoist philosophy which is ideal for using as a template when being attacked by others.
I used an example scene from my childhood favourite TV series Kung Fu starring David Carradine. In the scene, Master Po says:
“The wild boar runs from the Tiger, knowing that each well armed by nature, with deadly strength may kill the other, running. It saves its own life and that of the Tiger. This is not cowardice, it is the love of life.”
During the show my expectation was that this would be the end of studying conflict in the live stream.
Next morning, 9am the negativity I’ve mentioned previously, raised its ugly head – this time with internet trolling, pest phone calls and emails.
Some people just don’t know when to stop!! Some people will dig and dig at you until they end up digging a hole so large, they’ve dug their own early grave.
In last night’s show I specifically drew attention to the lesson from Master Jason Chan who says:
“Every moment you are choosing between life and death.” – Which I may add created with your thoughts, words and actions.
“If unsure what to do, do nothing.”
Wise words, however in this cyber world we live in, if you do nothing the trolls will attack.
HOW TO DEAL WITH TROLLS
The answer is very simple – don’t feed the trolls.
You can also do the following things which I learned from a Sandwich Mentor some years ago:
Block them on Social Media
Ignore their pest phone calls or lift the receiver but don’t answer
Ignore their pest emails
Get in touch with the Police to make a statement
And as master Po advises: be prepared to defend if they threaten your life.
Wise words indeed!
Sometimes the Universe itself will deal with trolls for you, ‘something unexpected came up’ and they are side tracked onto an alternate timeline.
We now live in a time when people are going absolutely loopy and may be capable of doing things which you could say are irrational even if it means committing a criminal offence. I value rationale and my Live Stream Shows convey this.
The problem here is not over my CONrona theme, it wouldn’t actually matter what the content of my Live Stream was about – the same trolls would attack anyway. You see, a Troll needs to be IDentified with something as a troll has no meaning to their life. Give a troll an IDentity and they are ready to attack!!
So trolls IDentify with CONrona as their raison d’être. A few months back if my live stream had been about say Brexit, those same trolls would have been attacking for or against, just the same, or let’s choose Scottish Independence and so on – you get the picture don’t you?
This is Zen. Zen means you can’t have the ups with out the downs in life.
Ending on a positive note, nothing but positive comments came in during last night’s broadcast. So I now start to collate content for next week’s show. Onwards and Upwards!!