A quick rant… haven’t had one for a while…
I am trying my best to keep my social media life on the side of positivity but am being dragged into conversations with people that have such a bee in their bonnet about certain issues that all that comes from them is negativity.
“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” – A quote fromShirley MacLaine
My choice is to steer away from discussions that will lead down the negativity route, choosing to filter this, is my choice.
Yesterday and today I was involved in a conversation on Twitter with a fellow member of the social media platform that just would not have been anything other that blatant negativity. I tried my best to suggest how the situation, instead of coming against it, must be embraced for the good of those it will effect (the general public) but there was no let up.
It was a situation that could not be resolved so I chose to request, twice, for the negative comments to stop being directed at the situation and as replies, including my name, to the comments I had made.
Granted, everyone has the freedom of speech and can say what they like about who and whatever they want to. My choice is to not ‘listen’ and as such after two requests, the negativity continued and with the last mocking comment directed at me, ‘diddums’ (A phrase used to say how sad, how unfortunate, poor you – in a mocking way) – the user in question has now been blocked.
I don’t block many people as I feel that you can learn from constructive criticism, but when things are directed in a negative way personally, then I put a stop to it by not even listening to these comments.
The user will undoubtedly see this post so no names will be mentioned – as the service they provide seems to serve part of the community well, it would be wrong of me to do this. I just kindly request that if a conversation that has only just started with someone (such as that with Me), this person listen to the opinions of the person that they are talking to, see the reasons for this persons convictions and if you still disagree, do not rubbish this person with the mocking that you ended the conversation with me. divorce mediation . mywedding.com . iron fences . The persons opinion is valid as it is their opinion.
On to a positive day now… sun is shining, work beckons and it will be a good day, even if it did start with such a negative outlook!