I have been noticing a growing trend in the social network arena. It, as of recently, has become rather disturbing. Not to say that I have not been guilty of such things in the past, but I have overcome the need of such things. I think more people should.
I have put in my status for the day a reminder of how I feel about his issue. And, I am sure there will be people who may want further insight into my comment. So I thought it best to put it down here.
The title of this installment, I think, says it all. But, there may be some that don't get it. And for you, I will spell it out. What I notice is this: people all over the internet seem to be plastering items in their statuses as a "take that" and "so there" to people they have chosen to jab at. I think it is a crying shame that people need to air their dirty laundry in a public forum. Some things are better left unsaid or if they really need to be spoken, put your big boy pants on and say what you have to say to the person.
I think that putting something out there on facebook for the world to see is still, in my book, backbiting. Why go behind someones back and air that stuff? Why not just go to whom you have the problem with and deal with it? We have become a society of slanderers and are obsessed with making libelous comments about people we once cared about. Even if you never cared about them, you just had to show some form of respect due to their position. Continue in that air of respect and think before you speak or type. It may just save a life. Now, with all the cyber-bullying, individuals are killing themselves over things like this.
I have to admit I used to be one of those who really enjoyed a good rumor. That was a long time ago, and even while ingesting that bit, I never let that morsel make my mind up as to how I felt about the person. I later came to feel sorry for the one spreading it around. I have since, refused to hear these things about people and have chosen to make up my own mind as to how I feel and not let the opinions of others shape my thoughts.
Some of you may be thinking that I have just recently been wronged in this fashion, and to be honest with you, I have not. This is just something that has been on my heart. What's more, I had just read something a friend had posted and I was a little surprised to see it. I will not mention any more about it, because I would then be contributing to the thing I detest.
Remember to love one another and be the example of how you would like to be treated. I could go on and on with all sorts of quotes and cliche's, but alas, I will not.
In the mean time, thats just the way I see it and how it is...