Jumble of emotions, venting will help restore equanimity in myself. Neither positive thinking or mindfulness, two things i've practiced for decades, are about ignoring unpleasantness in life. Even the Dalai Lama has admitted feeling anger, some injustices warrant it. Positive thinking and mindfulness are about how you deal/cope with the those things.
i'm sad and a bit angry (tho not enough to even raise my BP, not worth it) that there are people on Ello who are trying to silence others who approach this experience differently than themselves. We of course are all entitled to mute or block anyone who's posts we do NOT want to see for whatever reason. But it is totally childish and unacceptable to mock and attack people and their friends. If their 'stats', the fact they have many more following them than you do, bothers you keep two things in mind--
1) Quality beats quantity in most everything save money. We each get to decide what quality is to us.
2) It makes more sense to demonstrate what warrants following you. Or is mocking, attacking, bullying the only thing you've got to attract people with--because you know malcontents are everywhere, especially on the web.
Please report any post that is remotely threatening (like the one i reported last night--it said "...I've found a new victim,.."). Don't even try to reframe such language as humor in the context of the posts they've been making. And a word to those pandering to the bully (or bullies)---remember if you displease them in any way--you can quickly become their next target, it is the nature of bullies: Anyone not utterly devoted to them gets classified as 'enemy' and becomes fair game.
You will notice, i'm not naming names...if they find this post what it says is that they are so pathetic they have time to monitor every single post made by every person they've mass tagged in their vendetta---how sad is that? i almost pity them.