Think Before You Rant
I think a lot of us, some in particular (I don’t want to link the original article but this is a good one about that article), forget that when we put our thoughts on the internet it could piss off some and hurt others. Do we care anymore? Does it matter that the letters we type into a blog can affect people? Has the internet made us completely apathetic towards the world around us?
You see, it’s normal as a human being to not always have nice/politically correct thoughts. You can’t blame someone for thinking something bad, trust me I think bad things all the time. The way we are to survive as a society is to not share every shitty thought that crosses our mind.
I’ll go even one step further, maybe once and a while when these hateful thoughts cross our minds maybe we can try to address it. Instead of us trying to become better people our society has turned into hate spewing internet trying to hurt each other. One person writes a hateful post then someone comments with more hate and it keeps spreading.
Just maybe, before we say whatever is on our mind we can stop and think about whether what we are going to say can be put in a better way or just, you know, not say it at all. Do we really need to tell fat, gay or anyone else that they disgust us or disapprove? What is the need?
Anyway, that’s how I feel about the recent article. Do I think it was offensive? Of course I do and not because I was one of her targeted rants but because it was cruel to people who the last thing they need is just that. If you think people need to lose weight that’s fine, you don’t have to tell them their beautiful but you also don’t have to try to bring them down. What good is that going to do?
Kumbaya anyone? Anyone?