I barely know author Will Shetterly. I’ve interviewed him and his wife a few times, and have had a few pleasant chats with him. Thus far, he has the advice for dealing with the election that makes me feel the best and most motivates me to pick back up and carry on.
The worst? John Scalzi and his moronic post that “Anyone still paralyzed by liberal depression at midnight, Monday November 8 will be summarily brained with a plank”. How about this – why don’t you bite me. I missed the election returns where Scalzi won the race for boss of me. Don’t tell me that it’s OK if my emotions are on your timetable but not otherwise. That’s just dickheaded.
Update: Read the comments, as Scalzi responds. Note here that what I’m describing in this post is not philosophical but empirical. Shetterly’s post lifted my spirits and motivated me to move forward and heal. Scalzi’s brought me down and made me think “You, John Scalzi, should go piss up a rope” and to continue seething. This is all about the ROI here, and ways not to motivate. Scalzi might think he’s helping, but I found it highly counterproductive.