In this day and age, it's very easy to get caught up in the hype of anticipation. Whether it's an upcoming movie or video game or other pop culture icon, or even if it's something in your own personal life, hype plays a big role in creating momentum and excitement. But there is a dark side to hype. Building hype could lead to creating unrealistic expectations. And when you experience something with expectations you cannot possibly achieve, what was it all for? In today's episode, we look at hype, both anticipatory and reactive, and how that could impact our emotions when it finally happens.
In the exclusive content section, Introspection, I ask a simple question: why do we feed the trolls? I am as guilty of this as anyone. With all of the widespread news stories these days, it's very easy to get caught up in the hype. (So many layers!) And the reaction is important. Do you get angry about something over which you have no control? If so, you're one of millions who post on the internet, which has become almost a virtual venting grounds. But that makes true discourse nearly impossible. I suffer this myself, knowing how easily I want to jump into a topic for the sake of justice. But it does no good when you're arguing with trolls.
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