I love daily prompts! One of this weeks daily prompt challenged bloggers to click over to our favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase: “_____ is the new _____.” This would become the title/subject of our post.
NEGATIVITY is actually something that I have been thinking about this week so it’s so fitting that it was the 4th and 14th word on one of my favorite bloggers’ posts. I have noticed that people are so negative and cold-hearted these days. There used to be a time when if you had nothing nice to say, you would keep your thoughts to yourself. Social media has pretty much killed that attitude! Now people hide behind computer screens and keyboards and say some of the nastiest, most derogatory things about other people and their lifestyles. I was reading comments about the Maria Kang photo controversy and about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s engagement and was really taken aback that nearly 2/3 of them were negative comments. People were actually calling them names, wishing them harm, bashing their lifestyles, etc.
I must say I read through a lot of the comments and thought to myself is this what the world has come to? When did negativity become the new boss? Why are people more apt to say hurtful comments to other people without even stopping to think how their words can hurt? I understand that some of us have been blessed with freedom of speech but where is the filter? It seems negativity just spews out of people’s heart and out of their mouth or through their fingertips. Granted I think people are a lot more vocal behind the scenes. Many people, if given the chance to meet face to face, would never say what they type to the people they bully online!
I wish people went back to the days of the golden rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated. I want my life, my words to uplift, empower, or encourage someone. Yes I am human and I disagree with a lot of things that the media and social media displays. However, there is a way to disagree with something respectfully. It doesn’t have to be done in a cutthroat, negative, evil spirited, and down right demeaning manner.
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