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.


10 Comments

Pamela K (@datingmyspouse) · 10/23/2013 at 7:37 pm

How cool….I like this meme/linky. You are absolutely right people are much more negative then years ago. I’m not sure its because we are so out to get what we can for ourselves or what, but this negativity must go.

Great post!

    brittany · 10/23/2013 at 7:54 pm

    I agree Pamela! The world would be such a better place without the negativity. Unfortunately I don’t think things will change anytime soon but I am still going to do my part to remain positive. Thanks for reading 🙂

Jamie Knupp · 10/23/2013 at 7:49 pm

I love this! It is so easy for “niceness” to be deleted from our society just because people no longer have to see each other’s reactions when they say negative things. If everyone was just a little more positive, the world would be a better place

    brittany · 10/23/2013 at 7:52 pm

    I agree Jamie! I wish we could rewind a little to a time when people were nicer. Thanks for reading 🙂

Shanti (@iamsimplyshanti) · 10/23/2013 at 8:28 pm

I would definitely have to agree with you Brittany. I look at some of the comments via blogs, facebook groups and I just wonder who died and made the person making the comment so perfect. I remember being told as a kid if I didn’t have anything nice to say not to say anything at all. It takes a lot more energy to exert negative behavior than positive. Why can’t we just adapt to the nice behavior?

    brittany · 10/23/2013 at 8:42 pm

    I wonder the same thing sometimes! We all have our flaws and at the end of the day we are human. Although I may not agree with someone, who am I to judge them or talk down to them. We need to show more love! Thanks for reading Shanti!

Dawn Bedingfield (Spatulas On Parade) · 10/24/2013 at 9:41 am

I like this ‘prompt’ idea. And I agree. My mom always said, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. These days everything thinks they have the right to dictate what everyone should or should not do, say, live, wear,eat and be.

Seriously Natural (@NaturalSabrina) · 10/24/2013 at 3:30 pm

Words are so powerful. If more realized that they just might think before they spoke.

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