The importance of the shrug: a necessary skill for digital resilience

Why is a shrug so important to digital resilience you ask?

Recently I was in my “Grit Strength” gym class which is not a regular enough occurrence but it is where most of my thinking happens. I guess we don’t get a lot of down time these days as we usually fill in the space catching up on our social network feeds anytime there is a lull. Anyway one of the exercises we were doing was working the trapezius muscle. When we finished the instructor reminded us that this was the muscles we use to shrug. To shrug our shoulders and get on with life.

Really useful muscles.

And I have to agree. Today more than ever we need to work on these muscles that allow us to shrug.

Because the online world opens us up to so many people. So many opinions. So many beliefs. So many different life experiences. So many judgements. So many points of views. So many people with ulterior motives. So many nasty, vitriolic, jealous, bitter, and downright crazy people.

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