You would think that now that it is over things would quiet down? Actually, it is the exact opposite. The nastiness continues and everyday it seems to be worse than the day before.
Some will say this is America we have a right to our opinion and freedom of speech. Absolutely, I couldn’t agree with that more! Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but does that mean they should take these opinions and post them for the world to see and we won’t call it bullying?
I also know about criticism. As an author I know this one very well. Not everyone will like our work and someday someone may write a review saying so. Again, they have a right to their opinion. They don’t have to like what we do, but that also doesn’t give people the right to rip apart someone else’s hard work and dreams. There is a way to say things without being cruel and hurtful.
Having an opinion, “I really liked her/him, but my favorite was really_____” “I didn’t like the way he/she sings.” “I don’t like country music.” These are opinions, and not nasty.
When words like four eyes, freak, nerd, fat, pig and much more are said, I am trying to keep this PG here, are we saying we shouldn’t get in trouble? Should our Children be allowed to walk into school and call another child any of these words and it will be okay?
If what is happening on that wall is acceptable and continues what does this say? Then no child should ever get in trouble for saying anything like this, right? Why should a child be punished but grown-ups can continue to pick apart a 16 year old child and that it is okay?
I often wonder if I am the only one who is so deeply upset by what I am seeing. Why do adults specifically go to a post with a picture of not their favorite artist only to post rude nasty remarks?
If I avoid the wall and do nothing then aren’t I just as guilty? It would be as if I was watching a child get bullied, but turned my back on them and walked away.
Is this the type of world we want? Do we want our children growing up with no morals of right and wrong? Opinions are not opinions anymore, they are hateful bullying that everyone seems to overlook. Why are people so filled with hate toward people they don’t even know, living their own dreams? They are all so extremely talented and deserve respect!
Please help me fight this battle my friends. Message me on my Facebook page. I know we can’t win the Battle, but we can try to make a little difference in the kindness of the world our children are growing up in.