Please Remain Calm


Terry L. Cooper
2 min readMar 18, 2021
Image by Alexandra ❤️A life without animals is not worth living❤️ from Pixabay

Not since the Great Toilet Paper Apocalypse of 2020 have I seen such pandemonium.

It was intentional!

It was a hacker!

It was a setup!

Medium is being targeted!

It’s sabotage, I tell you, sabotage!

<face palm>


Come on, people. We’re better than this. Aren’t we? Hopefully? Please tell me we are. When you step back and look at the grand scheme of things, just how significant is Medium, really? Not that I want to piss Ev Williams off or anything but come on.

There are wars and rumors of wars. Death, dying, poverty, homelessness, joblessness. The list is virtually endless. So in the overall big picture of life, is it really that serious even if someone did hack? If it was intentional? If it had been done out of malice?

Between Christians and Zen Masters, I wouldn’t think there’d be this much chaos over some downtime on a web-based platform. Stop thinking with your emotions, with your irrationalities. It’s illogical, unnecessary, not to mention exhausting.

There are enough real-world issues going on without speculating, yes speculating (assumption without evidence) about what may have, possibly, could have happened. It’s silly at the least. Life is draining enough. Especially right now. I never know anymore how to feel about the world or the inhabitants of this planet.

I do know that this is not how I chose to spend my time here on earth. There is work to do. Souls to save. Hearts to mend. Minds to heal. Bodies to bury. So what do you say we all take a step back, take a long deep cleansing breath, quit running around like the proverbial chickens with no heads, roll up our sleeves, and get to work already?




Terry L. Cooper

Chicken Soup for the Soul out on Jan 24, 2023. Working on the book tour now.