Thursday, November 17, 2016

On "Getting Over It"

It has become one of those common posts these past ten days:

Get over it. You lost.
The winners almost always say that. If it were only that easy. "Getting over it" takes time when you lose something- a job you've been hoping and working for, a World Series or Super Bowl championship (as a fan), an election that you were passionate about. That IS what the grief process does, helps us work through our sense of loss. Getting over it? Until you can pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, it doesn't work that way.

(Sidenotes: 1) That does not mean rioting and trashing and good ways of going through grief!
2) It has also been noted on Facebook that some of those telling the losers to "get over it" are carrying Confederate flags. Just saying.)

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