Thursday, December 22, 2011

Negative Nancies

This is the holiday season, am I right? 
The season of good cheer, generosity, and good feelings.
So why are there so damn many negative people out there???

This isn't just something that goes on during the holidays, obviously, but I can't help but notice the contrast between the good and bad things right now.

In one story, I read about an anonymous donor calling up and paying 6 families' water bills for the next 3 months because they can't afford them, or the hundreds of people going in and paying off Walmart layaway accounts for people so their kids have presents under the tree from Santa on Christmas morning. Or even the story about a lady who donated hand made teddy bears for ambulances and fire trucks to carry in order to soothe children in times of trauma, EVEN WHILE SHE WAS DYING OF CANCER.
This is so awesome, it makes me want to cry and wish I had the money to do things like that.

But then, I see another story about 3 kids getting into a car accident and how alcohol may have been a factor. 
Tragic, but all too common.
What still shocks me is the awful comments I see under these stories.
"They got what they deserved."
"A result of bad parenting."
"They should get the maximum penalty for this."

Or an anonymous comment on a blog post.
"This gets my award for dumbest post, or longest post with the least amount of content."

What the hell is wrong with people?

I guess what I don't get is how you can be so rude and inconsiderate of someone you don't even know. If you don't like something, keep it to your fucking self (excuse my language, I try to keep the swearing to a minimum on my blog, but this kind of shit really gets to me).
You don't HAVE to read things that don't interest you.
You have the right to your OPINION. 
But the minute your opinion comes out in a way that targets someone's feelings, or is intended to be hurtful to someone, you cross a line from decency to being a full on douche nozzle.

Anyways, sorry for that rant, but I have been seeing a lot of really upsetting things lately, and one of the things that I really REALLY feel strongly about is intentionally being hurtful or bullying someone. NOT COOL. It really harshes my flow and I would prefer that other people's bad juju would stay out of my atmosphere.


Faison said...

Carly, you are one of my absolute favorite bloggers! Your word usage is spot-on (even the swearing!), and your posts are always so enjoyable to read. I hope that the rest of your week is filled with positive and happy vibes, and that the negative Nancies stay far away!

Gia said...

Yeahhh... I hear that the comments section of news websites (especially those that you don't need to sign up for) are breeding grounds for the most ignorant/vicious people out there. I believe it.