Let It Rip Thursday – A Place To Vent!

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Last night over on the Common Chaos Chronicle Facebook page, (be sure to like it to keep up to date) I had a random thought that began a discussion about the critisisim mothers (parents) have to deal with when they simply request time out or help and so on.

This got me thinking even more.

It seems to have reached a point where many mothers feel they cannot vent their frustrations out for worry of being told to ‘SUCK IT UP’.

Well as a blogger, I have come across many avenues to link up ranty blog posts and so on in the past, but this time I want to open up the comments section of this post to allow the readers (and other bloggers if they wish) to have a rant, a vent, a release of the things that have been grating on your nerves this week.

This week I want to have a rant about Facebook and the bloody crap some people come out with on it. You know, the keyboard warriors that think that just because they’re behind a screen, they can write whatever they want no matter how rude and offensive it is.

The beauty of having your own Facebook Profile is that it is your own personal space. So what gives other people (that are supposed to be your ‘friends’) the right to slam you down and belittle you in your own space.

I kind of think that if they have something to say that they’re totally passionate about, then they should do it on their own profile.

One of my readers last night suggested that people go back to basics and remember the whole “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all” theory. I tend to agree.

I’m all for discussions and differing opinions, it’s the downright nastiness that I’ve had enough of reading about online.

Just this week I have read nasty comments about parents that shouldn’t have kids if they want to use daycare. About people that are on unemployment benefits. About fat people that are too lazy to lose weight, plus much much more.

It’s exactly these reasons that people in these situations fall deeper in to depression, step back from society and so on. Why must we continually judge and criticize each other?

Then there are those that say “well if you don’t like it, get off Facebook”. Realistically, in this day and age, social media is a massive part of communication and connection with others. Modern life and technology has its ups, but has also isolated us to some degree. I know there are some weeks where I have not been able to leave the house, but have been able to contact every one I have needed to contact via the internet.

Whether you like it or not it’s the way of the future.

So if you wouldn’t say it to my face, to your neighbors face, to your long-time school friend’s face, you shouldn’t be hammering them about it online either.

What have you seen online this week that has really really ticked you off?

Feel free to LET IT RIP in the comments section of this post.

 


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One Thought on “Let It Rip Thursday – A Place To Vent!

  1. I don’t associate much with people anymore and outside of my workplace these days, my social life is minimal. I’ve chosen to be this way because I am so sick of the small town judgemental people that live in our town. I don’t want to be a part of that, so I keep myself to myself, basically.
    I’m frankly completely OVER the Mummy Mafia and the Keyboard Warrior type people on social media, I choose to ignore these people and as someone once told me “Don’t argue with stupid people! They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience!” You and I both know, there is no cure for stupid… They don’t know your circumstances or your life history, how dare they make comment on something that doesn’t concern them.
    The reason I choose to ignore, rather than read their crap, is because a) what other people think of you is none of your business and b) I refuse to be brought down by idiots and their stupid ideas and c) I’m not going to give them the audience they obviously seem to crave.

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