Where there is a void in communication, negativity fills it. – Jon Gordon
We live in a hypercritical, immediate response world. When there is a void, unfortunately there is a panoply of negative, pessimistic people to fill it. From Facebook to Twitter, from blogs to online editorials, there is no shortage of people who want to blame someone else for their problems, complain about their position in life, and defend the very behavior that created their current environment.
We have a duty . . . an obligation . . . to shine light into the darkness of pessimism. As educators we have a responsibility to teach optimism; to model the scientifically proven fact that positivity creates success. For every opportunity provided to us, we must fill any void with positive communication.