These abandoned places are little spooky but stunning
… The only thing within your true realm of control is the way you choose to exist in the world, they way you choose to treat and love yourself, and the experiences and outcomes you choose to see as a result of the previous choices that led you there.
The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
I now believe the most dangerous time for a woman with online visibility is the point at which others are seen to be listening, “following”, “liking”, “favoriting”, retweeting. In other words, the point at which her readers have (in the troll’s mind) “drunk the Koolaid”. Apparently, that just can’t be allowed. From the hater’s POV, you (the Koolaid server) do not “deserve” that attention. You are “stealing” an audience. From their angry, frustrated point of view, the idea that others listen to you is insanity.
For the sake of argument… ‘Cause that’s a good reason…
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.