Today I got a rather rude comment from a stranger on a post I wrote a few days ago.
Lol one wont toilet train and the other is a headbanger. Sounds like your kids are on their way to some legit behavioral problems? I wonder if it has anything to do with listening to their parents bitch and argue all day every day?
When I read it, it stung. Not because it’s true — it’s not, the untruths to it made me laugh actually. All kids are different when it comes to potty training and the head banging is a stage of development and M and I certainly don’t spend all day bitching and arguing but alrighty then.
No, it stung because a stranger went out of their way to fire hurtful things at me, for no reason other than they could. I consider trolling to be bullying, and I know they say “don’t feed the trolls! Ignore them!” But bullying is such a major problem in today’s society that I can’t ignore it. So I responded, of course. And I called this person some names, which I kind of feel bad for. Name calling is never mature, but bullying makes me so damn angry. Plus, I would throw someone out of my house if they spoke to me that way in real life, this blog is my “Internet house” and I don’t stand for people walking in dissing me when they know nothing about me.
My impression from this person is that they are really unhappy with their lives, so much so that they feel the need to send out random hateful and hurtful comments to people they’ve never met on the Internet.
I wonder…does it help them? I bet they don’t feel any better about their own lives. I bet they still hate themselves, and that’s sad.
I have some words of advice for random bullies on the Internet; try kindness instead. Try being uplifting and warm. I bet you’ll feel better about yourself at the end of the day, knowing you’ve made someone else feel good, than how you feel right now. Lonely, isolated, unhappy.
Also: stop pretending you know random strangers on the net from a few blog posts. You don’t. You just look like a jerk-off when you act like that. You don’t know me and you never will. You know bits and pieces, but that’s it.
I’d always cringe when I’d see other bloggers getting hateful comments because its sad. It’s sad that there are people out there who feel that terrible about themselves that they need to hide behind anonymous screen names and say rude stuff.
If you came into someone’s house and did it, they’d punch you in the speak hole. Don’t do it online either. Try being nice and uplifting, you might find it will help you feel better about yourself.