Hiding Behind a Keyboard

kindness

 

There’s so much hate in the world. Like we can be happy, but the world is not happy. Our environment is dying, we are killing our neighbors, kids can’t eat, and people are having a hard time getting an education, it’s sad, so why are we so mean to each other?

People are mean, I know I can be mean. What I don’t understand- and what really gets to me is cyber bullying and hiding behind a keyboard. It seems like people forget what they say online doesn’t have an affect on the people who are on the receiving end of it. I feel like people think that their words venture into cyberspace and have no repercussions, but they do.

Remember when we were kids and our moms would say “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” that goes for more than just what comes out of our mouths but also out of keyboards. People are much more bold when what they want to say is coming out of their keyboards rather than when it comes out of their mouth. I think we need a new saying, if you wouldn’t say it outloud, should you be sharing it over technology?

Things online are shared at the speed of light. If you say something and it gets shared you can lose a lot. Employers look up what you say online, what are they going to think if all you do is bash people and make fun of people? They aren’t going to want to hire someone that’s mean, it wouldn’t be good for company morale and it doesn’t matter if you would never say anything in person it does no good to do it online either.

There are so many opportunities to be kind and caring online. There are so many chances to be the voice of kindness rather than the voice of harshness and cruelty. I don’t understand why so many people use the internet to spread hate. Everyone has the opportunity to send love and kindness to people throughout the whole world so why not do that? Positive messages can get you so much further and help so many more people

Don’t be negative and mean. Don’t comment nasty things on videos or pictures or articles just because there’s a lot of traction- the mean is what stands out the most and you don’t want to be remembered for being mean or be that person that makes someone’s life harder and hurt them. Be the voice of kindness and love.

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8 thoughts on “Hiding Behind a Keyboard

  1. theworldofcos July 23, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    👍 Kindness is a very important trait! Great post!!!

    • Mary July 23, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you!!

  2. gettingthroughanxiety July 24, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Mary,
    This is an excellent post. I love your saying, “If you wouldn’t say it outloud, should you be sharing it over technology?” It’s so true, and it doesn’t end at cruelty. There are so many people that I think share way too much personal information online as well. If you wouldn’t walk up to a complete stranger and tell them personal things, why would you do it online?

    I hate the fact as well that people find positive posts sometimes on blogs, etc. and post mean things. Why would they take something wonderful and try their hardest to tarnish it? I think sometimes it’s a way for them to get noticed or because they can’t understand others, so they feel they have to put their own two cents in, even if it’s not the kindest.

    People should try their hardest to spread kindness. We can all be mean at times or less than kind, but that does not mean we should purposely go out of our way to do so. You are so kind, Mary!

    • Mary July 24, 2015 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you! I agree- why tarnish something that is someone is working so hard on? It’s sad. I think we should all do our best to promote a more positive image.

    • Mary July 25, 2015 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you! I’ll get to them both today!! (Hopefully :))

    • Mary July 25, 2015 / 10:58 pm

      Aw thank you so much! I can’t wait to do this!

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