In a great TED talk, "What I learned from 100 days of rejection", Jia Jiang spoke how everyone shoud learn how to deal with adversity, by putting themselves in an uncomfortable situation where people will reject you or tell you no. I enjoyed his Ted Talk and decided to expose myself to rejection (and in this case personal insults), by posting a reply in WashingtonPost Trump-related article, expressing my support for Trump's position on that specific topic. My first comment quickly received numerous replies from Trump haters, leaving me feeling like being attacked by green flies, with anything questioning my intelligence and my level of education.
That article had about 1500 comments, and my comment received most replies. Remembering the lesson from the Ted Talk, now prepared for personal attacks, next day I posted another comment on a Trump-relatedWashingtonPost article. Wow. Pretty much same reaction. This time I knew what to expect and was ready for the personal attacks. I got a very similar reaction. Again my comment was the one with most replies. This time I didn't take it personally, and calmly replied to all replies with a logical counter-argument.
In both cases, I didn't get much support from Trump fans. I guess they know better and stay away from aggressive anti-Trump comments sections of Washington post. That was a valuable lesson from me, applying Ted talk principles, and everyone should do something similar in preparing for real life confrontations with Adversity.
First Washingtonpost article: Trump called the press the enemyhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/trump-called-the-press-the-enemy-reince-priebus-says-he-meant-it/?utm_term=.733b6fe97773
The public is getting tired having media publish half baked or stretched stories to discredit President Trump. We realize that trashing Trump is good for ratings, but common guys - he is the President of the United States and you are supposed to be professional journalists. Check your sources, show respect. A debate on http://dev1.debateisland.com/discussion/404/is-dona...
shows clear consensus that 88%of voters agree that Trump is right and is not taking it too far backlashing on the media.
I think that media should stop attacking Trump, and should fear that he will sign an executive order to ban them
Second Washington post article: Pence tries soothing anxious leaders with pro EUhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-trip-to-brussels-pence-tries-soothing-anxious-leaders-with-pro-eu-message/2017/02/20/8a518046-f76e-11e6-9b3e-ed886f4f4825_story.html?utm_term=.424fee3fac13
I fully expect to be attacked by anti-Trump folks for making this comment, but I think he will continue to support our allies in a way that is fair, and at the same time represents best interest of OUR Country. Trump made it clear with the preceents he already set that he will set American interest first, but he is a savy business man and will not jeopardize long term established relationships we have with our allies.
Therr is a debate on DebateIsland.com on this topic this am, shortly after this article came out http://dev1.debateisland.com/discussion/420/will-tr...
and so far vast majority have voted that Trump will continue to provide support.