How Do You Feel Friday

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How do you feel about people who use social media as a way to bombard people with their political views?

As for me, I find it a turn off. I have views just like anybody else. Occasionally I may even post a few but to see it day after day after day after day completely shuts me off to the whole idea the person to trying send. I don’t like to be berated about anything. I am open to hearing someone’s perception about something but when someone is so wrapped up in forcing their political tirade with little regard that maybe someone does not agree, it becomes too much. I hide the page, I stop reading and the sight of their name across my page leaves me with ill feelings. I guess for some, they feel so passionate that they believe they are spreading information for a worthy cause. The problem is there are as many causes as there are people. Should I really know where you stand on every single issue because the number of posts that apply to only these issues? I don’t know. I heard you the first two million times. I get that you believe in this or believe in that, I guess I just wish I didn’t hear about it all the time. Sure it is your right to post whatever you want, but you do realize that you shutting yourself off from the minds you try and change right? What do you think?

A Look Back

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There’s an unfortunate trend I’ve been seeing lately. A lifetime ago people used to get together because they enjoyed each other’s company. It didn’t matter where someone was going or what someone was doing. If you got an invitation you were going to go, period. Today however, it seems things have changed. If there is not something in it for them they will just decline. It has to be a restaurant they like or a bar they frequent. It isn’t about getting together with people at all. When did we stop enjoying each other’s company? When did we stop hanging out and enjoying one on one time with a special friend? When did it become “all about me” and less about us? Have we replaced people with the superficial shadow of a virtual friend on Facebook and Twitter? Have we replaced real company with Instagram and group messaging?

I guess I am grateful I grew up in a different time, a different world, that seems like a whole lifetime ago. Has my generation forgotten? Have they too fallen victim to these lonelier times? Is this the way it will be from now on? I can only hope and pray we come back to a time where rooms were physically filled with real people and not ones that could only be reached through texting and social media.

OMG! Did She Just Post Another Positive Quote?

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I have noticed something happening with frequency lately and I feel the need to blog about it. In fact, one of my blogging friends recently did, and you should check out her post called Facebook Insults. You can find her here https://suzjones.wordpress.com/.

I am the kind of person who believes in kindness and compliments and truly making the world a better place, not only for myself, but for those people around me as well. In a world filled with criticism and judgement and rudeness, I feel compelled to spread something positive. I’ve noticed quite a bit of underlying tones and messages through social media. I guess maybe people are too cowardly to say things personally to someone so they will direct something at someone to get their attention. The unfortunate part is that usually the message isn’t one of kindness. Every time I check Facebook I see another shared post of how annoying positive quotes are. I say this. People can share whatever they want. Ask yourself this. Do you want to spread your sarcasm and insults or do you want to share something uplifting or challenging for people to examine their lives? It’s your choice. I’ve also realized this. There is a small word you can push that will eliminate any aggravation someone causes you. That little word is unfollow. I am starting to use it more and more. For me, it is necessary and healthy to remove myself from sarcastic, negative people. I don’t need that in my life period. Any good that could come from sharing a relationship with a person like that is easily outweighed by the negativity surrounding the name. My point is this. PUSH THE BUTTON, save yourself the aggravation on either side and move on surrounding yourself with people who make you feel good. Negativity and sarcasm bring people down. Some people find it funny but I do not. So off I go to adjust my friend list to bring me to a more positive place. Does this mean I don’t like the people I unfollow. Not at all. I just don’t like their bad attitude or sense of humor. Believe me there are several and I’m not here to tell you not to be you. I just expect the same from you.

Have you noticed this as well? How do you handle it?