I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the past few days I've done my best to keep a civil tongue in my head and to not instigate drama. I've sat back and read post after post and it has made me notice how much hate, anger and outright malice we are all capable of. I know I have contributed more than my share of it and I actually regret it. How does all this negativity affect us? How can we know real love if we can't even be nice to each other? How can we make a better world for our children if we are consumed with our differences and hatred for our fellow man?
Understandable Ihartu. The not seeing people face to face makes some folks pretty darn nasty with their words. They tend to forget the feelings of others. In my experience, people in real life are not so darn nasty, unless they are like "some" of my family members. Sending you a ((((Big Hug))))
Answer by pnwmom at 4:14 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
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Answer by IhartU at 12:59 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
I know there is love out there cin, but sometimes it just seems like people would much rather wallow in the negative. I'm willing and trying to make a change for the better and I hope others might some day come to the same conclusion. Anger and bitterness will eat you up and then you're really no good to anyone, are you? Much better to let things slide and focus on the positive. I only hope I can continue down this path. Having been born into a family of negative nancies and angry dysfunction, sometimes it's hard to get away from it all, and believe me, I do not want it to consume me!
Answer by IhartU at 1:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:03 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by thehairnazi at 1:07 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Well, the internet does lend people a certain amount of anonymity (even when they are not using the anon button for cover, like I am). Even with screen names, etc many people use the fact that they are not speaking face to face as an excuse to be cruel. I'm trying to stay away from place like CM and similar websites as much as possible. Especially when things get real nasty around here. I also think it's been gradually getting worse here on CM. Idk why that it. I've been here since practically the beginning, and it's changed so much, and mostly not for the better. I tend to think that most people on here are not that way IRL though. At least I'd like to hope so.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Jan. 8, 2010