Let’s talk about the state of internet and people’s happiness….
I feel so so sorry for people who spew venom in comments. I see it on every single article posted on the internet, on every single blog. I always shake my head and move onto something more important.
I have long since learned to ignore the sad little people who deem it their responsibility to come to my blog or social media pages and comment something irrelevant, critical or outright nasty.
But then once in a while, when at my happiest with humanity and people around me, it will catch me off guard. When I see it posted on someone else’s blog or picture and it just takes me a second to process. What? Someone is throwing trash at this person who did nothing to them?
That’s just not how I function. I do not expect to read something normal and positive and expect something negative. I love people and I expect the best out of them.
I also love sharing and reading about other people’s opinions. I still might stick to my own (because generally they are there for a reason and are well thought out), but will consider other arguments.
Like I loved reading all the comments and opinions on cutting or not cutting kids’ hair on my instagram and facebook. I smiled a little when some commenters seemed to give ME advice for what to do when I did not ask for it, I simply shared what I am doing and asked what they do. But I take that with a grain of salt at this point. Parents just do that, take things personally and push their opinions on others. No. Big. Deal. And I loved simply hearing what many of you do with your children’s hair.
But then you get stupid stuff like. A while ago, I posted a beautiful picture of happy Lexi congratulating everyone with the first day of spring on instagram and facebook. Think about it! It was us wishing EVERYONE a happy day! What could be better? I also asked what the weather was like where ever everyone else is. It was fun to read all the temps and locations!
But wouldn’t you know it? Some people found it important to educate me that March 1st is not the first day of spring. Not answer the question, or wish it back or say something happy. But to simply critically point out that I AM WRONG, nothing else. And to continue to argue their right to be an asshole!
Honestly who the fuck cares? Like really? Does it matter that I (and millions of people outside of US) consider March 1st as the 1st day of the first month of spring? Last I heard March was considered a spring month, not a winter month.
Does it really change anything in my message? Does it make my spring wishes less potent? Or invalid? Or my happiness unjustified?
Fuck, I live in Florida. As far as I am concerned every day is a fucking spring day. But I remember the joy it brought to me growing up when I would see March 1st on the calendar. First day of spring, soon it won’t be cold!
It is not the criticism that bothers me. I personally have never cared about what other people thought and this isn’t a post about ME. But I have to wonder what must go through a person’s mind when they see a happy post and decide that instead of passing on the positivity, they have to shut it down with pointless negativity.
What they must feel inside, deep deep inside, is a lot of unhappiness. It has to be it. Right?
I used laugh at comments like that. I saw through them and I laughed. But now it just makes me sad. Because I see them everywhere and it makes me sad for humanity. I shake my head in awe at what would bring a person to not just move on but take the time to comment something irrelevant or negative. I get sad that there are people like that, sitting there trolling comments for something negative to say Because it can’t be a happy life, one of constant negativity and anger and attack. I sign and then I move my focus back to where it belongs, my own life (sometimes I argue if I feel like it, but it’s rare nowadays)
And the argument of “you put your life out there, you take this shit”, that’s complete bull. We put our lives out there to spread happiness, to help, to educate, to share, to inspire, to bringing positivity. That is the only reason anyone would blog about their life. There is no innate rule that says that you MUST comment on everything that annoys you. But if one possesses enough social intelligence and enough inner happiness, they will certainly not stop and take a minute to direct their negativity at others, because that negativity does not exist there.
Yes, I roll my eyes and get annoyed by many things people post, but do you know what I do then? Click away, move on, get some shit done in my life. I know many of you that do the same.
So I just wanted to express this. Randomly and for no reason. Just sat out and wrote it out in 15 minutes.
For those of you who lead happy lives and wish others happiness, I love you! Like really, I do! I read all the comments and every time I read about your lives or things you share or just your opinions, I smile and send positive, happy vibes back to you.