Is Lyme causing us to think less clearly?
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. That's how my husband said I should start this blog post. Seriously, however, I am having a dilemma. I somehow want to illustrate my COMPLETE discomfort watching friends argue on Lyme Message Boards. Can you think of a good opener?
It is akin to watching couples fight when you have been invited to their house for a dinner party. You go there thinking: "This is great. We'll relax. We'll have a good meal." And you end up wondering how to get out gracefully...secretly questioning why people can't handle their upset in a more productive manner.
Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE a debate. I LOVE when people disagree. I LOVE when people have opposing views and stand up for what they believe in. What I don't love is hate. What I don't love are disparaging remarks. What I don't love are opinions...touted as facts...that are used to separate and pit people against each other.
THIS makes me crazy.
Honestly, there is so much drama surrounding Lyme Disease (and life in general). Do we really need to perpetuate it within our own communities?
I am not pretending I have a solution here, but...as a human being and a life coach...I am engaged in the question. What can we do to talk, laugh, and discuss things in a productive, positive environment?
If you have thoughts, let me know.
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