(Stolen from tango who stole it from tengu_kakushi)
Wow - what is it in the air lately? Post after filtered post about how everyone is feeling alone, disconnected, unwanted. It's not like this is one or two people - it's like a rash all over my friends list the past few days. Male, female, betwixt, undecided, unconcerned...it seems to be an equal opportunity Brain Weasel Invasion.
Clearly, something needs to be done.
I think we need to have a Brain Weasel Stomping Day.
The problem, as I've noted before, is "it's easier to see the Weasels when they're eating someone else's brain."
So. This is my call to my friends list, and to your friends list, and beyond.
note: I've been told that BWSD is not "this friday", but rather, is Friday, July 18th. I think that's silly. By the time the 18th rolls around, everyone will have forgotten. So feel free to stomp brain weasels this Friday as well. Or any Friday. Or Monday. Or even today!
Have a crush on someone? Post a flirty comment in their journal. Admire someone's skills? Post a comment about it. Just think a person is nifty?
Doesn't matter if the post you're commenting to doesn't have much to do with your comment. Just post those good thoughts. Trust me. People will appreciate it.
Do this for everyone - not just those you suspect are feeling down (After all, you might not be on their Brain Weasel filter). Take a few minutes and help launch people into the weekend with a smile.
And...who knows? Maybe sharing how others make you happy will make you a bit more cheerful in return.
It's worth a try.