Cheap advice sucks, and here’s why

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like when someone lobs an advice grenade at me and walks away, expecting me to do what they told me. Maybe they have no idea what they’re talking about, but at the very least, they’re unwilling to enter my discomfort. They refuse to accompany me. Instead, each of us should not only point out the way to people, but actually walk with them on it.

Dismissive labels are a terrible way to behave on social media

And 6 ways to be classier

Labels can be useful, they can tell you descriptive things. But that’s not how we usually use labels on social media. You’re more likely to see a group labeled, vilified, and dismissed. Dismissive labels make you come across as rude, snarky, and uncharitable. That’s no way to behave on social media.

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What family meals can teach us about evangelization

With family meals, you don’t get to eat exactly what you want. Of the food that’s served, you can have more of the things you like, but these are the things for dinner. If you love mashed potatoes but hate carrots and pork, then load up on potatoes. But you’re not going to get a cheeseburger, that’s not for dinner.

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Meet the Hater’s Guild

And why to replace them with The Fellowship

If you put one crab in a bucket, it can climb out. But if you put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, any one that gets close to getting out will be dragged down by the others as they latch on. In social situations, crab bucket mentality occurs when one group (already established in the bucket) prevents people from leaving the bucket. That’s the Hater’s Guild.