| By Steven Kaplan
It's a difficult period and we should show compassion to one another, but I fail to see the downside of resolve over complacency, self-empowerment over self-pity.
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I read an article yesterday from a "trauma psychologist" complaining about how social media blogs which "urge self-improvement during this time place an unnecessary burden on people making them feel guilty."

I don't know about you, but my introspective emotions are my choice, no one causes me to feel the way I do; definitely not social media. 

Sure, it's a difficult period and we should show compassion to one another, but I fail to see the downside of resolve over complacency, self-empowerment over self pity.

You might feel safer temporarily by pulling the covers over your head but as the Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi said: "Quitters never win and winners never quit."

 

 

Steven Kaplan

Steven Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation and executive director and founder of Serve & Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally-ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.