Say what you mean. Mean what you say.
Are you being cryptic in what you say in post on social media? Speaking rudely, hateful messages, or snarky remarks. Vague post so no one will really know who you are talking to our about?
So many people are guilty of this. I see it almost daily. People get mad or angry and vent by blazing their anger out through social media. At least you are getting out your feelings without hurting anyone, right. By venting online you are expressing your feelings. You hide behind a post and still get your point across. At least until that person speaks up or someone else who knows what you really mean. Then it become social network war that everyone can see.
Directly or indirectly you are hurting someone. Maybe not even the person who it was ment for. Lets not forget that on the internet it is easy to take offense to something someone post. Even when it was not ment of you. Lets say someone may think you were angry about something they did. You may not have been. Later you are mad about something else, posted something hateful, and so begins the fire storm. Now your friend is hurt and you were just mad about your boss from work. Now your friend is angry because they think it was ment for them.
Maybe you post something you want someone on your friends list to see. They made you mad and they deserve to know it. They will get the point without you saying the persons name. Regardless of the situation someone gets hurt. Is it really an honorable honest thing to do to trash talk anyone on the internet when they have no way of defending themselves. More so than person to person gossip internet has made a way for people to become bullies. The internet or in street gossip it is all the same result. People get hurt and relationships are damaged.
People talk a lot about teens being bullies on the internet but I see it from adults far more. Sadly they forget the impressionable young people who may be reading their post. People have become more sly about talking cryptically to vent their anger. Next time you post that snide remark think about who you may be hurting.
The Bible tells us in James 1:19
19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger[a] does not produce the righteousness[b] God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.
- Toxic Facebook friend : Tolerate, hide or defriend (techolympus.wordpress.com)