With the global widespread of the Coronavirus and it's quarantine, social media has become the greatest connecting tool for people. Social media is the most power platform around and I think it is a wondrous tool, especially during times like these.
That being said, I have noticed that some people are being extra rude and judgmental on social platforms, especially Twitter. I have even experienced it personally. While I know that when someone lashes out, it is usually a reflection of what is happening within themselves, it is still mean and hurtful, especially when the remark is unfounded. It's never productive to lash out, least of all during times like these. People may post things that happened weeks ago and are choosing to share on social media. If someone is posting something that offends so deeply, ask questions to get more information, instead of attacking from a low place. There’s no need for shaming or down right rudeness based on assumptions just to make someone feel bad, or to make yourself feel justified. Check yourself deeply before you hit send. I know we all have more time on our hands that many of us are resenting or fearful of, but that is never an excuse to behave with animosity. Think before you post a comment. Is it necessary or productive ? How would you feel if someone said that to you? We are real people behind these media personas with feelings, and intentions of goodness, at least I am. Hiding behind devices and thinking it is okay to bully is low and unnecessary. We are all experiencing enough difficultly that is out of our control. Lets control the things that we can. Our behavior being at the forefront.
We are all in this together whether we like to or not. Let’s be the better person, let’s uplift one another and give the benefit of the doubt to people.
We should share wonderful things from places of grace and regard. Happiness can still flood our lives. It’s okay to be happy for people and to share accomplishments and triumphs. Positivity and negativity are contagious. Which team would you choose to align yourself with ?