It’s no big surprise that rudeness has become prevalent in society these days. But when it comes to ‘internet rudeness’, a line should be drawn somewhere. I find it amazing how people love to hide behind a facade (their ‘chosen’ alias and their keyboard) and spew their negativity or trollish comments or unintelligent rantings and babblings, often with no merit. What has happened to having politeness, manners and consideration for others? Has our integrity decayed that much? It’s as if people ENJOY being knuckle-draggers or love feeding off of trite comments, especially on ever-popular forums. I often wonder why people take delight in others misfortunes and grievances. I have noticed that other share the same concerns as I, but with so many millions of people with access to the internet, those sad and sorry ‘cowards’ delight in having some sort of delusional power over others when it comes to the internet, as no one can physically ‘attack’ them after they’ve made their ugly skid-mark online.
Such trolls need to take a step back and really analyze what they say and do. Do they not recognize that they make themselves look like a fool when they act so belligerent and disrespectful to others online? Negativity travels fast, true, but their own negativity will backfire right on themselves in the long run. Whatever you type out there in the vastness of the internet, STAYS there once it’s posted. One should THINK before they type. It’s too easy to damage your own online image, but if you simply don’t care and find being a troll merely amusing and fun, spewing your venom and trying to hurt others for your personal enjoyment, why not get a backbone and use your own name instead of hiding behind another?
Too often, I’ve seen people try to bring others down in order to make themselves feel better. Makind’s willingness to be heartless and without compassion in a insane world is the real horror. The internet culture–although with its benefits, allows for such cruelty to exist and thrive. We’ve ALL got to live on this continually shrinking planet–why make matters worse by being so revolting to others? There’s enough pointless hostilities in the world as it is–stop adding your own sludge to it! Kindness, compassion, integrity, love, regard and respect are NOT weaknesses–they only show how STRONG one can be in a world that’s wallowing in its own crap.