Profile

Cover photo
Jill Hollenbeck
73 followers|25,373 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've decided that I'm too sensitive to be on public forums to voice my opinion. Too many trolls ruin things for those of us who just want to talk, discuss, debate. I grew up in a family of people who discuss, sometimes rather loudly, but we never disrespected each other. Descending into name-calling and insults never gets your point across, you just manage to alienate the person that you're name-calling. You shut down all form of discussion by being insulting. 
I actually care what other people's opinions are. I actually want to hear someone else's side. When you can't support your side with facts and examples (real ones, not made up facts that you wish were true or "heard somewhere") then your knee-jerk reaction that seems like an opinion, doesn't really stand up to scrutiny.
Part of what is wrong with the internet today is the anonymity of some social platforms. When a person feels they can say anything they want, and get away with it, they do just that.  They say insulting things to make themselves feel powerful for that split second. The power wanes quickly, then they ratchet up the "trolling" to achieve a little more power; It's the bastion of the ignorant and weak-minded. 
So where do the "debaters" go when the only loud voice you can hear is that of the ignorant, under-educated and ill-informed?  I'm finding that those who share my opinions aren't up "for the fight". It's not worth it. 
So am I giving up? Yes and no. I would rather talk directly to others, in person. I do prefer platforms where I choose my friends.  I don't choose my friends or contacts by political or social opinions, I choose those that I like, work with, meet, to enjoy the lively debate of life. TROLLS sap me of my energy and leave me upset and shaking. Better that I expend that energy elsewhere to be heard, because the public internet sites that allow trolls, ruin the experience for the 90% of us who are there to exchange ideas and stories. I choose only those with a positive influence on the world and those around them. 
#peaceloveharmony   #ihatetrolls   #cantwealljustgetalong  
1
René Fabre's profile photo
 
Nicely said, Jill... I like the way Clay Shirky frames this similar perspective that happens social media in one of his TED talks 'In our times (and I paraphraze) the silly and the smart are always side by side'.

There's just always going to be those poor miserable souls that just have to crap in the space... Why? Who knows... Because they can?

Remember, there is no cure for stupid. 

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
Seattle has been AMAZING since we started on the path toward the SuperBowl. We've bonded over a sporting event that has become MORE than a sporting event. It's easy to get isolated and compartmentalized in our daily lives, but to see how we've all become closer as a city has been beautiful to witness. I am VERY proud to be from the Pacific Northwest. And having a little blue skies lately, hasn't been too shabby either!! 
2
René Fabre's profile photo
 
Agreed +Jill Hollenbeck ... It's been amazing to witness! I too, am proud to be from and live in the Pacific Northwest.

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is a tragedy. This isn't a matter of more guns and police state style tactics to remedy.... If everyone who does this is mentally ill, and so far the ALL have been declared mentally ill, what we really need is to stop closing down the resources that are available to people with mental illness. We need these people to be identified early on and an intervention be put into place.
Violence begets violence. Mentally Ill people are NOT being treated. Social programs have been cut to the bone and are being further cut. Prisons are punitive NOT rehabilitative.  No one will be arrested until they do something like this, we must INTERVENE early.  If I can say anything NON POLICITICAL at all its this.....MORE MENTAL HEALTH CARE NOT LESS! But it takes money! After 28 lives are lost in yet another mass shooting this year, it's time. 
AND Please don't tell me that you're socially liberal and fiscally conservative! Those two can't co-exist.
1

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
Regardless of your political leanings this is cute. My 12 year old said to me as we were watching the debate tonight, "Did he just say he likes Big Bird?" Then we made up a funny scenario on how he likes Big Bird from Sesame Street...as a bucket of chicken. Then we laughed. She decided to draw a picture depicting Romney eating a bucket of  PBS Big Bird Chicken. She doesn't understand the politics of it all, but this sure made us all laugh when she showed it to us. She loves to draw and animate things, but I got sort of an a different laugh out of it realizing how it might come across politically.
SO DON"T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, but it is a cute take on what people say during live TV.
4
1
Jill Hollenbeck's profile photoKim Blanchard's profile photoKyle Van Middlesworth's profile photo
4 comments
 
Ha!
Have them in circles
73 people
Robert Ricciardelli's profile photo
Ron Callis's profile photo
Christa Tortorice's profile photo
Anurag Chauhan's profile photo
Jeremy Hickling's profile photo
Paul Johnson's profile photo
Randall Lowell's profile photo
Tracie Pentzold's profile photo
Stacey Griffin's profile photo

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
Maybe I'm wrong here, but Google+ is like a Pinterest & Facebook mashup.   I love it, but it really is my ADD nightmare. I'm simultaneously hyperfocusing while being distracted. Interesting combo.
3

Jill Hollenbeck

Shared publicly  - 
 
I realized this weekend during a walk around Seward Park that I had never been there before, or at the very least it's been so long that I can't remember going there. It was so beautiful as the sun was setting I snapped this pic which doesn't really capture how pretty and serene it actually was.  There were couples holding hands, people walking their dogs, families out for a stroll after dinner and people fishing along the shore. 
I can't wait to go back for a picnic or maybe a longer walk next time. Really amazing what we have in our backyard that makes you feel like you're far away even when you can still see downtown from the shore. I love Seattle when it's sunny out.  And even sometimes when it rains. 
4
René Fabre's profile photoJan Jones-Hickling's profile photoSam Grose's profile photo
3 comments
 
A beautiful place, for sure. i went there one misty autumn and sat on the beach writing. It was beautiful. a worthy use of time that otherwise would have been spent in class (i skipped!)

Beautiful!!
People
Have them in circles
73 people
Robert Ricciardelli's profile photo
Ron Callis's profile photo
Christa Tortorice's profile photo
Anurag Chauhan's profile photo
Jeremy Hickling's profile photo
Paul Johnson's profile photo
Randall Lowell's profile photo
Tracie Pentzold's profile photo
Stacey Griffin's profile photo
Links