By Danny Boice - The platforms and networks of social media have done the same thing for dishonesty and broken trust as they have for memes and cat pictures – they have created the perfect viral mechanism to reach and influence people at scale.
By Danny Boice - You’re probably familiar with the classic Disney Movie Pinocchio. This movie is about Pinocchio, a wooden marionette carved by Geppetto. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy and through the magical powers of Jiminy, the cricket, Pinocchio gets to become a real boy… if only for a while. Through his adventures it comes about that every time he lies his nose will grow bigger. In Pinocchio’s story he was usually lying to get out of trouble, which many kids do, or maybe even adults who are pulled over for speeding.
By Danny Boice - Newton’s third law clearly states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. If someone insults you on the Internet, how exactly would you be expected to leverage the emotions associated with your reaction in an adaptive and productive way? During difficult times, we must make a conscious decision to either show resilience by adapting to our present circumstances, or fall backwards into depression.