Hi Erika ❤ :)
You see, you are my Mathusalem. I like your idea of public rumination and found the example you used to illustrate it a very relevant one.
I respect the way you always manage to expand the context being discussed, as if you don't allow the individual to bear the burden on his own (well, you are a systemic counselor after all). And, yes, I agree with you: passive rumination require loneliness; or, perhaps even isolation.
I share your view about Steemit too :)
Writing for steemit is kind of leading a diary by analyzing other objects and not myself - it shows me the abundance of characteristics and also that everything which is a tendency of a person can be initiated as well as calmed down.
as well as the habit of writing down my thoughts and analyzing them later 😉
Much love to you :*