Now that I'm back on Facebook, I'll see videos that have been posted by friends or pages that I've liked. One most recently that I watched (and loved) was that of sweet little Ella singing to Elvis. Good Morning America reposted it yesterday on Facebook, and I saw first hand how awful some people can be with their comments. This little girl has done nothing to any of these people, and the harsh comments about her "so called singing" just broke my heart. How could you not love this...
Then earlier this morning, a UPS cargo plan crashed just before reaching the Birmingham Airport. Please keep in mind that this is close to the area we live in. Unfortunately, both the pilot and co-poliot lost their lives in this accident. And while my thoughts have been around the families of these victims and the emergency responders who are working the scene, I've read so many disturbing comments on twitter and Facebook... "hope my package wasn't on the plane" — really? That's your biggest concern? And already placing the blame on the airport tower, etc. There have been no reports of what actually happened, and there probably won't be for quite a while. Why point fingers at others before any evidence has been shared?
I'm just not sure why people have to have these negative comments. Even if you are thinking it, should you post it? I mean you are consciously typing it out, and then have to hit enter for it to post.
I'll be honest, I think a lot of it is for attention. And I truly feel that some of these negative commenters have nothing better to do all day, and just look for ways they can leave their mark with negativity.
I've been having to bite my tongue, or actually hold my fingers back from typing a comment right back to them. I'm not going to bring myself down to their level. The only thing we can do is pray for them to have a change of heart. And hopefully they will remember that it's not always about them.
How do you handle negative comments on your blog, twitter or Facebook?