Today I want to focus on something that has been on my mind lately. Recently I've been noticing a lot of negativity on social media, Facebook, Instagram, and to some degree, YouTube. People are writing such hateful, cruel, and thoughtless posts for everyone to see. I haven't encountered any of this negativity or rudeness personally, but I still have some thoughts about it. I can't tell anyone what to write or not to write, but here are some of my thoughts about the matter. I understand that even though this can be a very hectic strenuous time because of the holidays, I still feel that people can remember the reason for the season.
I've also read posts that I get the sense something is going wrong. For those types of posts I feel there is nothing wrong with leaving someone a kind word. You never know, leaving a kind word on someone post may brighten their day or give them a little bit hope of things getting better. I don't look at these people as attention seekers, some people are just in need of being shown a little bit of support. Even though this is considered the most wonderful time of year, it may not feel all that wonderful for those who may have financial hardships, holiday depression, or any other issue that may cause some displeasure. We don't always know what people are going through and to read hateful posts, I can imagine how this may make someone feel if they're going through something terrible.
I feel the world could use a lot more kindness instead of some of the hatefulness I've been seeing. I didn't write this post to offend anyone nor am I talking about anyone in particular, these are just my thoughts.
Have you seen these types of issues going on social media? What are your thoughts about it?