Dunk or Be Dunked

Matt Birchler opines on the popular sport of dunking on things you don’t like online. He admits that, at one point in his life, it seemed cooler to be negative about something you didn’t like than to be positive about something you did. However, he’s come to a different perspective over the years.

This also isn’t to say that talking about the things you dislike is wrong, and I know being positive comes more naturally to some people than others — I get that peoples’ situations are different. What I will say is that I think it’s good to be aware of what you’re putting out into the world, and whether that body of work represents what you want others to think about you. If it is, awesome! But if not, it’s okay, that negativity spiral is very easy to fall into, but it doesn’t take much to pull yourself out of it either.

I think it’s good advice that, if you do feel yourself pulled into a spiral of negativity, you can pull yourself out. Austin Kleon has written about this previously. He takes his own disgust and flips it into something positive by promoting the opposite. I have to keep reminding myself to do that.

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