Always happens. You click into a story or post about some bright, cheerful event and there it is. The troll. It shows up in comments and feedback and perpetually voices its snarky critique–sometimes disguised as wit. Usually just dimwit. So predictable, certainly nothing new.
Have you ever noticed, though, that sometimes you agree with the nitwit troll? If you’ve ever taken a critical thinking course or a debate class wherein you were required to argue an opposing view, you know that you also have the ability to spew negativity at will. However, most people know when it is or is not appropriate to offer a stinging statement. A troll does not. Perhaps we should pity the foolish homunculus. It cannot help itself.
If you find yourself reverberating with too much negativity, send your inner troll out for a stroll. Or to the beach like the little guy above. It got out and about, got some fresh air, maybe had an ice cream cone. Whatever it took, it came back happy and actually embraced a more positive outlook. It’s worth a try.