You’ve literally heard (read) me say this many times, but for the love of all that is good: please be kind.
I’m SO over this incessant need people seem to have to be so horribly mean to strangers (!!!!) on the internet. Yes, it’s the internet and you “bring it upon yourself” by being present, but why did we all collectively accept that? It such a popular excuse: “yeah but you know if you post something on the internet, anyone can react to it.” And fair enough, that’s true. That still doesn’t answer my question as to why we’ve accepted the cruelty the internet fosters.
I really want to know what goes on in people’s heads when they see someone post a selfie and then feel the need to be mean in the comments. Does it make them feel good about themselves? If so, maybe they should look into why that is.
Bringing others down to make yourself feel better? You might wanna google ‘therapists near me’
AND ANOTHER THING! This year has been hard on everyone. Some people have had it far worse than others, but I think we can all agree that 2020 did not turn out the way we thought it would. WHY would you go and make that worse by spreading hate to people you don’t even know? You never know what someone else might be going through, do you really want to make it worse?*
Being nice is literally free. It costs you nothing to say something nice. If that is too far above your skill level, consider being quiet. Also free, requires 0 effort.
I have no problems repeating this until it sticks.
*If the answer to that is yes, please just google ‘therapists near me’.