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.
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 as they are. Therefore, making people feel small and worthless, if they have the opportunity. Being thoughtful and respectful to others, never enters their mind.
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 -
This 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.
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!