First, an apology for changing topics after I promised someone this week would be about outlining. I moved that to mid-March because I’ve had a lot on my mind. This probably breaks my ‘no personal’ stuff, but I really need to vent on a few things.
Is the world becoming more negative? I see it every day. People put incredible amounts of energy to tear down something they dislike or disagree with. You hate my favorite TV show? Then war has been declared. We see a topic from a different view? I should punch you in the face. This celebrity said something I don’t like? I hope they die in a plane crash with these other people I don’t like. Is this what the world has always been like or is it steadily going in this direction?
I’m not even talking about a single area. This came to me when I saw that people were drawn more to subjects that they could vent about. Forget paling around and having fun since people, myself included, tend to simply want to explode. Note that I included myself there. I don’t even realize when I do it, but I’m going to try to stop myself. It’s a waste of energy that could be better spent on creating something of joy and supporting things that make me happy. This isn’t to say I won’t vent, but that shouldn’t be a person’s most popular form of communication.
Is it the Internet? I know this makes me sound like an old fart (apologies to old farts out there. I’m sure you’re lovely people.), but it does seem to hold a power over us. We can say whatever we want, whenever we want, and there are very few consequences. That person you’re calling a worthless piece of shit? You can’t see them cry and there’s no risk of them punching you in the face over Facebook. Most of us are a lot more careful with our words and opinions when such consequences can occur. Yet we can rant and rave online then wander off without a second thought of our effect. This isn’t the entire issue, but I do think human beings are finding this ‘loophole’ in behavior to unleash their stress and negativity into the air. Whatever happened to going out with friends and talking about your worries over pizza? Even a phone call could work if people even remember that their iPhone has such a capability. After all, there’s a lot of context and verbal cues that you don’t get when typing and that might be a reason for a lot of the negativity.
To avoid defeating my purpose by being negative, I’m going to try to end this on a positive note. I guess this is called an affirmation. My goal is to be positive and not blindly rant about everything. I wish to find middle ground and understanding with those that disagree with me instead of making enemies. I don’t want to contribute to an atmosphere that is starting to make me physically ill. Hopefully this will make me happy and make those around me happy, which in turn will make those around them happy.
Life’s too short to waste it be negative. Also, if we become ghosts then being negative would turn us into angry spirits and that’s not good . . . Yes, I have ‘Supernatural’ on the television. Why?