Some People Make Downright Nasty Comments

May 27, 2014



Some People Make Downright Nasty Comments

It is bound to happen sooner or later on social media, forums or blogs but, it doesn’t mean that it’s right. Some people make downright, nasty comments and when they have the chance to pounce on someone, they take great pleasure in doing so.

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Ah yes, it finally happened to me on a social media platform that shall remain anonymous.  You know, the person that likes to call out others and make them look stupid.  Has it happened to you, yet?

I felt compelled to share this with you because it’s something that is seen on forums and blog comments, as well.  It surprised me, at first, but the more I witness it, the more it needs to be addressed.

Your mom or dad would probably be appalled if they heard you speak to another person that way!

Some people receive great joy in pointing out others faults in public.  Actually, I pity people that have this problem.  For the most part, I have met some amazing bloggers and marketers but, there is always the rotten apple that spoils the crop.

We are going to look at some reasons why people feel the necessity to be rude and nasty to others online.  These reasons are in no particular order because, in my humble opinion, they are all equally disrespectful.

Hiding Behind Anonymity -

Just because there is no picture and you have a pen name, because you’ve chosen this route, doesn’t give you the right to demean others and become a perfect jerk.  Thinking that no one is going to find out who you are is ludicrous.  Really, on the Internet!

Feeling Of Importance -

Some people have this overwhelming feeling of importance and they have to prove to everyone that no one is as important some people make downright nasty comments2 Some People Make Downright Nasty Commentsas they are.  Therefore, making people feel small and worthless, if they have the opportunity.  Being thoughtful and respectful to others, never enters their mind.

Ego -

This kind of behavior is like beating your chest.  Like, Oh yeah, “I’m the man or woman”.  It makes them feel better and pumps them up because they have feelings of inadequacy.

The Know It All -

some people make downright nasty comments3 Some People Make Downright Nasty CommentsThis person doesn’t ever want to be wrong but, it’s okay for them to make someone else wrong and glory in the argument.  Dr. Phil once said, when you argue a point to prove that you are right, it makes the other person wrong.  I can’t quote it exactly, but that was the gist of the conversation.

It’s okay to argue a point and give your opinion but, it can be done nicely.  It’s true you are vulnerable on social media but, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle different situations.

For instance, if you would like to help someone with the proper way to comment on social media, you can always private message someone and share the proper way to comment privately.

Making a public spectacle of someone is NOT a way to help that person.  You will probably make a friend for life, if you are helpful instead of demeaning.

Impatience -

In my belief, patience is a virtue, and Lord knows that I struggle with this everyday.  Patience is not one of my strong suits and it’s easy for me to become impatient so, this is something in my life that will need constant work.

Can’t We Just All Play Nice? -

It’s easy to get riled up about someone’s rude behavior so, if it bothers you, don’t lash out in public, instead, you can report it to the proper moderator, delete them from your feed or try private messaging them to share your insight. Always remember the Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

When it gets right down to it, we don’t have to put up with some people who make downright nasty comments.

Have a wonderful day! icon smile Some People Make Downright Nasty Comments

Geri Richmond

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8 Responses to “Some People Make Downright Nasty Comments”

  1. Carol Amato Says:

    Hi Geri,

    I think this is an awesome post, and I’ve based my entire business on the Golden Rule – love it!!

    I also have grown in the area of becoming patient with others and myself. It’s a lifetime work in progress for us all I think. :)

    Great job!
    - Carol Amato


    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hey Carol,
      Thanks so much for the kudos. It means a lot coming from you. :) It’s sad that people don’t have respect for one another. Patience is a tough one, alright. We are all in this together so, it upsets me when people would rather take the low road and be nasty. There are private messages for a reason and it irks me when something bothers someone that they hang it out like dirty laundry for everyone to see. Guess I need to do some praying about it and just know that God is watching.
      Love to see ya here my friend, Carol


  2. Kaloyan Banev Says:

    That’s right, it happen more often than it should be. I personally don’t understand the reason behind these comments. I personally moderate and check all comments before go live on my website.
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    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hi Kaloyan,

      From what I can tell, the nasty comments will always be around the Internet. You are right, the bad behavior and nasty comments are not necessary. Guess we will have to deal with them the best way we know how.

      For me, I will be ignoring them. I don’t want to give them any power. I hope others will do the same. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

      Hope you have a great week.



  3. Adrienne Says:

    Hi Geri,

    The first place it ever did happen to me was in a forum and they not only wanted to make me look stupid but they were down right hurtful. It happened more than once which is why I refuse to visit forums anymore. People have no problem being ugly there and I’m not the only one that’s happened to.

    I have had a couple people leave some nasty comments on my blog and of course I deleted them. I don’t mind people sharing their opinions, I actually welcome them and no they do not always have to agree with me. But being nasty, hurtful and ugly is unacceptable and I won’t stand for it.

    One guy tried to call me out on it that I just didn’t want the truth being told. He has already made quite the reputation around the web now for being argumentative and ugly so I don’t think he really cares about the truth. He just wants his truth to be known and 99.9% of the time he’s wrong. I think it’s a guy thing. LOL!!!

    Taking the high road and moving on is the best way to handle those people. It’s like you mentioned here, it’s usually an ego thing or they just have to be right at all costs. I don’t know why and I don’t care. They can go mess with someone else because that’s no welcome at my place.

    I’m sorry you had to encounter your first one but I can tell you didn’t let it get to you. There are jerks everywhere my friend.

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    • Geri Richmond Says:

      Hi Adrienne,
      You certainly can’t let nasty people get in to your head. They are looking for a fight but, they are not going to find one here.

      Not every one is going to see what you see or have your opinions. It’s still no reason to treat someone less than human.

      I’m sorry you had problems too. It seems most everyone has. Thanks for coming by to give your opinion. :-) Have a great day!


  4. Gary Says:

    That’s right and I totally agree with you in it. it happen more often than it should be. I personally don’t understand the reason behind these comments. I personally moderate and check all comments before go live on my website. THanks for sharing this here :)

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Bhavesh Patel


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