Troll the World with Positivity

When everyone expects you to be negative, be positive.

When everyone expects you to stop, speed up.

When everyone expects your bitter defeat, be festive.

When everyone is sitting it out, dance like a fool.

When everyone is terrified, be courageous.

When everyone expects destruction, start hoping.

When everyone is turning inward, be kind.

Like any good troll, you will confuse the hell out of everyone. And like any *good* troll, you will piss off the people who want more darkness in the world.

But you could also just do it for the lulz.

This is true trolling – to overwhelm conventional wisdom with unconventional wisdom. You will troll the trolls by taking their art form and using it for good. You will troll the world with positivity. You will be absurd in your joy until everyone else realizes they are being absurd in their misery. It’s happened before (see MLK Jr., Jesus, Gandhi, etc).

Sometimes the best reaction to darkness and lifelessness in the world is a bit of absurdity.

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James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, intellectual explorer, and perpetual apprentice. He opted out of college to join the Praxis startup apprenticeship program and currently manages marketing and communications at bitcoin payment technology company BitPay. He writes daily at

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