I never understood why people felt the need to share their negative thoughts. Why does it matter if you think that person’s face looks weird? Why do you need to say out loud that that person’s hard work looks like shit? It makes me so angry especially when victims of these negative words have no clue what is being said about them and haven’t done anything to harm anyone.
What sparked these thoughts was a recent hate comment I got on an article I wrote. As an online writer, hate comments aren’t something new to me and are usually something I can deal with. When I first began getting hate comments, they often hurt my feelings and I usually either tried to ignore them or responded back negatively. As I matured, I began responding back positively, often receiving apologies or comments back praising me for being so respectful.
The hate comment that gave me the idea for this post wasn’t that bad. After fifteen minutes of staring at my response to this guy’s message, I decided not to reply at all. I just thought: why do people have to be so negative and say such mean things?
Our parents and teachers taught us from a very young age to not say anything if we have nothing nice to say. Think happy thoughts, speak kind words, and spread positivity.