Having some personal issues lately over some long-festered resentment over this subject….
I’ve lost a lot of friends in the past (or lost the closeness I had with them) due to fighting over the internet.
I want you guys to stop and remember for a second there is another human being on the end of that computer you are hurting right now. There is a living person, flesh, bones, with a heart and mind and soul and feelings just like you. Someone with family and friends and a life. I want you to picture their face, picture it in every detail from the pain in their eyes to the horror pulling at their lips and the pain in their expression when you said those fucking awful things to them on the internet, and made them feel horrible, and belittled them, hurt them, degraded them, embarrassed and humiliated them in front of everyone, or just to be a jerk.
They loved you, and you hurt them. I want you to know that.
It upsets me to see people doing this to others, especially to people I love and adore. Also because it’s happened to me one too many times, and I am incredibly scarred over it. I’ve never recovered from the wounds I sustained from lost friendships online, because I want you guys to know something - not all of us have friends in the real world.
Outside of the internet (and prior to recently), I haven’t talked or seen another human being or high school friend or what-have-you in two fucking years.
Not everyone has real friends. Not everyone has someone else they can go to for support. Sometimes their online friends are all they have to survive.
As a child, it was all I had because my real life is something I don’t want to talk about going through. It was a terrible childhood for any kid to go through, and I’m a bitter, messed up adult because of it.
So for once, internet, grow the fuck up and be nice to someone. Treat others like a human being, and don’t you ever let me see you disrespecting them and talking to them like that ever again. Fuck you for ever thinking you were better than them.
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Not that anyone will see this but my lovely friend is right. And through this hatred we have lost humanity; even outside of the cyber world. Man has created this harbinger of hatred and it has bled into our very physical, breathing, fleeting, society. Just stop for a moment, and wonder how you would feel if someone were to rip your reality into shreds. Oh I’m sorry you don’t like it? Well the rest of “society” apparently doesn’t care, well guess what. We should care. Without love or caring we lose what makes mankind beautiful.
Think of an animal or a pet you have, no matter how overweight you are or how obnoxious you can be that pet will still always love you. You could beat that puppy out of your own hatred but no matter what that puppy will always love you.
People you may not like, may get on your nerves; that’s fine we can’t all get along. But that doesn’t give you the RIGHT to tear them down. Live and let live. If a person feels like dancing in public, let them, hell join in! Then you might realize the beauty to life is in the simple things.
Take my mom for example, she enjoys her life but can come off as “blunt” sometimes. It’s a part of who she is you have to love it! But point being, people start fights with her all the time and all she’s trying to do is have a good time. Jealousy? Maybe, I don’t know. But what I do know is I’ve taken the time (obviously) to get to know her, and she is one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen. No matter who you are or where you’re from she will always give you a chance. And when she welcomes you in her home she will always treat you as one of her own. And no matter how many times people mistreat her and use her she will always keep giving to people out of the goodness of her heart.
For example me, I really have a bleeding heart; but you have to get to know me. I have a defense mechanism that manifests itself in me being obnoxiously loud and sometimes “fake” mean. But once you get past my wall, I’ll give you the shirt off of my back. A lot like my mother I want people to see my kindness and hopefully be inspired by it; and repeat the said kindness. When I see hatred it pains my heart it really it does.
And Ashley, such a beautiful person. So quiet and so sweet on so many levels. She can be unhappy on the inside but you would never know it; because she keeps smiling no matter what. She never complains unless something really eats at her, and she never does anybody wrong; never hurts anyone.
And so help me god, if I find out who made her this upset. I will end you. Hypocritical? Maybe, but the way I see it, if you’ve made a person this upset you have forsaken your humanity. And you should not be treated as a human being. And understand this: I’m an extremely kind individual until you screw with people I care about; then I’m your worst nightmare. I will not hurt you physically or savagely like a monster thatyou are; but what I will do is make you regret for the rest of your pathetic life that you ever mistreated a human being.
Remember everyone has feelings, it’s what makes us human. To neglect said feelings is to neglect human life. I beg of whoever is reading to remember this; sure we lash out at people we care about but we always come back and say sorry and mean it. Making mistakes is part of being human as well, but when we habitually hurt people physically or emotionally; via internet or while standing right in front of me, it doesn’t matter because the impact is the same. The pain is just as real.
What do you accomplish by hurting people? When you can accomplish so much more by putting a smile on there face.