We hatin’. At least I am. Internet trolls. Talk about annoying. Snooping the web looking for people to rip on or insult and for what? Their enjoyment pleasure? Lame. It’s pretty funny how people become so “bold” behind computer screens too. Things they probably wouldn’t say to someone in real life just gets blasted when they’re online. No filter. Who cares, right? Whatever happened to the old saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? It’s sad that respect and manners are fading away quicker and quicker. Everyone feels entitled and that the world owes them something. Hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t. There are plenty of things that I don’t like, but I’m not going to go out of my way and seek them out to give them a piece of my mind. That’s just silly!
There are lots of pages I like and people I follow on Facebook. When they ask a question, I’ll usually answer it and leave it at that. Sometimes I’ll go back and see if anyone “liked” my comment or replied to it. Along the way of searching for my comment it just baffles me what people say. Absolutely NOTHING relevant to the question that was asked, just a straight up insult. Seriously. I just don’t get it. If you hate something so much, why are you even on this page?! 😦 Go find something you DO like and comment on that!
There is an insurance commercial my mom and I think is hilarious!! It never seems to get old! She went online to watch it again, and out of curiosity she decided to read the comments below. She couldn’t believe what she saw! One comment I remember her mentioning really stood out to me. It said something along the lines of – I can’t stand that lady’s mouth. It makes me sick and want to punch her in the face. – Are you kidding me? Over a commercial? 😮 Wowza! I’m allergic to peanuts, deadly they say. Therefore I don’t like peanuts, you could even say I hate them. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to seek out peanut websites or people that post peanut recipes and comment on them saying “peanuts are evil” and “anyone that eats peanuts is stupid!” or something else ridiculous along those lines. I mean do you see the logic by doing that?! There isn’t any!
I vote to bring back respect. Start commenting positively on posts and leave the negativity behind! If something really bothers you that much, talk it out with people (in person) before you decide to post about it. You just may have a change of heart. Comments stick around for a long time and lots of different people will see them. I know it sounds cheesy, but would you tell your grandma about what you just posted? Probably not. So think twice about it. I love what the Proverbs say about our speech, so much wisdom in those chapters! I love the NLT version of these verses. They are just so blatant. Proverbs 21:23 – Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble. Also, Proverbs 17:28 – Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. Let’s be bold by deciding to hold our tongues, and not by hiding behind a computer screen insulting others!
Blessings 💛 Sarah