Just keep scrolling…or ‘Why do we feel the need to Facebook Shame others?’

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and I finally have had enough. Listen people…we are all adults here in the Facebook world. And, if you are not an adult, then you don’t belong on social media to begin with, in my opinion.  I have noticed a new trend on social media to “shame” someone when they post something that you don’t like. In the future, if you don’t like what you see, take my advice and…

Just keep scrolling….

It’s bad enough that we have so much negativity every time someone posts something related to their person beliefs. Mention religion? Someone has to comment about how horrible it is that you believe in that. Those darn atheists. Mention gay rights? And now the religious folks are quick to tell you how you are going to hell in a hand basket. Politics? Don’t even get me started on that. I have numerous friends who left social media just “until the election is over” because they can’t stand all of the negativity. My advice…

Just keep scrolling…

Since when did it become OK to shame someone because they choose to take a certain quiz, post a challenge about how much they love their husband, dump ice water on their head, or any other silly thing that social media is known for. If you don’t like that, there is a feature to help you out. It’s called…

Just keep scrolling…

I remember a story recently about a girl who posted a photo of herself in her prom dress.  She was a bigger girl and she was so proud of how great she looked. The Facebook world lit up with so much negativity about how ‘fat’ she was almost immediately. Really?  My mother always told us that “if you don’t have anything nice to say…keep your mouth shut”.  I think many people missed the memo. So, when you feel the need to make someone feel bad about themselves, here’s my advice…

Just keep scrolling…

I like the fact that my friends are all different.  Let’s face it, if we all believed in exactly the same things, life would be pretty boring.  It’s diversity that makes us think and grow. It’s listening to someone else’s point of view that can help us expand our own thoughts and beliefs. Do you really think that posting something negative about someone is going to make them change their opinion? Really? I have never seen a situation where mean spirited commentary made someone say “Hey, maybe they are right.” So remember, if you are not being kind, helpful, sensitive and constructive, then take my advice and…

Just keep scrolling…

I’m sure that there are many people out there who don’t want to see my 40,000 baby squirrel photos, hear about my gluten free recipes, or learn about how we use essential oils instead of medications.  And you know what….that’s OK.  Facebook has this handy little feature that allows you to choose what you see as you scroll.  So, next time you feel like you just can’t take one more cute squirrel photo you can go to the little gray down arrow to the right of my name, click it, and choose ‘unfollow’.  Low and behold…my posts will be gone from your newsfeed and I will be blissfully unaware that you don’t care.  Win/Win.  If you still want, instead, to see my kids or try my gluten free recipes, then when you see a squirrel post in the future take my advice and…

Just keep scrolling…

Do I want to see all of the latest celebrity gossip or believe that if I type ‘Amen’ a kid will get a new kidney…nope. Do I make nasty comments to the people who post these things? Nope.  I…

Just keep scrolling…

So, next time you feel the need to shame someone about their post ask yourself…Will this damage their reputation? Will this ruin our relationship? Will this hurt the person on the other end? If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’ then stop right there, do yourself and them a favor and…

Just keep scrolling…

XO

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