Why You Must Always Keep Your Composure in the Age of Social Media, By the Truly Rich Lady
Who hasn’t been in a situation where the intensity of emotion explodes into something else?
Before you know it, as you do your darndest to contain a stupid heart that just wants to leap out of your throat, your voice reaches a shrill quality, vicious words fly out of your mouth, and your two hands reach out toward another party, the one you feel is doing you wrong.
Anyone, however many noughts her or his bank account holds, can succumb to the madness of anger. But it is much more terrible when this happens to the Truly
Or maybe the angry is just having a bad day?
We can’t judge a book or, in this case, a short video clip (you know what I’m talking about because everyone in Town is talking about it) by its cover. We don’t have all the facts or all the nuances that led up to the blow-up, but we do know one thing: The whole thing was caught on candid camera.
I am only recently catching up with the wonders of technology and, realizing how tiny cameras have become, how easily a picture or video can be taken because of the recording device on mobile phones that everyone carries everywhere, and how readily these materials can be shared over the ether of the Internet, I can only conclude that these are absolutely dangerous times to do anything out of the ordinary.
It’s not a good time to be angry (to be clear, it is never a good time to be angry unless, of course, your deli ran out of Reblochon), snort out your Prosecco through your nose because your friend made a funny comment, eat pasta, complain about service, or confront someone about whatever.
Sure, when your drunk
But should you do it on the street, in plain view of the
Then, ask your assistant to call the lawyers, the police, the insurance people, the car dealer, and the gate-menders (I don’t know what they are called). Let them do all the angry bits.
Remaining calm during the storm, despite the whiplash, and amid that irritating feeling of being treated unjustly or rudely or whatever else ills you feel you have suffered is what will render you invisible from the Eye of Sauron, the beast that is social media.
Yes, it is very, very difficult to just clam up, but doing otherwise results in consequences that are just too horrible to bear.
And I'm not only talking about regret. There is now the court of public opinion, a dour, unwinnable arena you never want to find yourself in.
Here's a trick from a French relative: Whenever she finds herself in hot water (and she always does!), she does the weirdest thing: The pretty little croissant sucks in her breath,
Actually, it's not a trick. She just doesn’t know how to articulate her anger because she can’t speak a lick of English or Filipino. That’s all well and