I don’t understand those people who feel the need to put others down in order to feel good about themselves! When I was growing up (in the 90’s) I don’t think anyone would have known what social media is if you’d asked them. People would be bullied at school, mostly. Once you got out of school the bullying would (for the most part) stop.
Nowadays the new technologies make things so much easier for the bullies out there to keep being bullies. There is something about being behind a computer screen that makes things so much easier for them. And what I think some people don’t understand is how much that can affect someone!
I’ve been blogging, on and off, for over 10 years and non-stop for about 5. I have gotten good comments and bad comments. I had people tell me in the comments I should kill myself because I’m ugly and fat and I had people telling me I’m beautiful and, probably the most meaningful comments I got were those of people saying I helped them in some way and made their day a bit better. I have decided about 2 years ago that I would delete comments that were personally offensive, not because I cannot handle it, but because by answering them I’m only giving the little coward behind the screen who typed those words even more power – and since I always answer my comments, this seems to be the best way to deal with it. But I have seen people starting fights on the comment sections of other bloggers, which I think just gives the bully even more power.
If you get a bad comment under your blog post, instagram picture or youtube video, don’t be sad and don’t let it affect you. Instead, remember that the person writing it is the insecure one, who feels the need to write on someone they don’t know (often anonymously) in order to make him or herself feel better. In the end, they’re the ones that lose.
I truly feel sorry for those mean people, because they must be really unhappy about themselves and their lives. That’s the only reason I can find for someone to be so mean to someone else. They’re just people with black hearts. And I hope someday someone will bring some color to those hearts. And maybe some sparkle – because a bit of sparkle never hurt no one!