Kindness is not an inherent personality trait. To struggle, to love, and to be kind are active states of being. You have to go against much social conditioning to be kind. Its a choice. Make the choice to be kind.
But also, be reasonable.
You're not going to love the hate out of a Nazi.
Choose to be kind but understand not everyone is worthy of your kindness. This is being kind to yourself. You deserve kindness, too.
if political power is
making sure the key members
(not managers... unless they are key)
of the departments who's assistance
makes your job easier
i hide how far my vines
extend through the company
(cause that's the only power i have)
(meeting needs faster than expected)
(to earn favors)
One thing I really love about being on the fedi is that it's showing in realtime that the main problem with fighting and minimizing the harm violent and hateful bigots commit in online spaces is often enabled by people who choose to do nothing.
Dr. MLK Jr. famously said the biggest impediment to progress is the white moderate.
That thought is crystallized if one observes the sheer amount of nonchalant cowardice in FOSS that protects bigots under the guise of 'fairness'.
I should write a blog about how public microblogging is slightly toxic in itself, and describe my ideas for partial solutions (e.g. groups, instance level web of trust, limited fuzzy audiences that aren't predefined, etc.)
be free curious and kind
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.