One of the tenets of recovery is to leave people in a better place than they were before I encountered them. In other words, don’t be a jerk. Try to be positive. And I’m getting better at it, although I do it begrudgingly sometimes. And nowhere has this proven more difficult than on Facebook. Hiding behind the technological veil provides a level of boldness I don’t have when I’m face-to-face with someone. Every day I read misguided political opinions, distortions of facts and otherwise ignorant ideas (some people think the earth is flat. JEEZ). And when I read these posts, I instinctively start typing a response, usually a snarky one, and then erase it. This happens at LEAST ten times every day. So now I’m trying to only give my opinion when someone asks for it. And so far, NO ONE has asked for it. And I am a lot more peaceful because of it.