Since my last & namely first post, a lot has happened. I survived Ayia Napa and had a crazy week in Portugal with the college hooligans. Officially earned my degree and got myself a full time job. I’ll be saying goodbye to one of my closest friends who’s off to OZ while welcoming back another from her Summer travels this week. I’ve been a busy bee but still up to my old tricks ;) A chapter in my life has well and truly closed with a new one opening which i’m excited for but something has been really bugging me lately and i’m not one to keep it quiet.
All my friends know me for being a big fan of twitter. I loved tweeting, getting to know people I followed, having a bitta banter which everyone joined in on and getting excited for the tweet ups. My opinion has changed lately, I started to think differently of it a long time ago but recently, I have no patience or tolerance for some users, be it people i’ve met at tweet ups or haven’t crossed paths with yet.
I see so many negative tweets, users RT opinions they disagree with because it’s different to theirs. It’s like they search for something they 110% disagree with to find somebody sharing their opinion on the topic, RT it and get their fanboys to then abuse that person. If that person is tweeting things you don’t agree with and you can’t handle that, why do you follow that person and draw attention to the fact they have different views or opinions and mock that person for doing so?
We’re all entitled to our own opinion, whether you agree with it or not does not make that person right or wrong so who gives you or anybody else the right to abuse or mock them? It’s all good and well people having debates, I love a good debate if i’m honest and I’ll argue my point but one thing I’ve learnt is you get nowhere or no respect if you get angry, get personal or swear. I’ve stopped sharing my opinion on many issues I feel strongly about because all you get is abuse when people can’t handle the fact you hold a different view or opinion to theirs.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Hillsborough Tragedy, I’ve noticed anything RT’d about this since the game on Sunday has been Liverpool fans giving out about the United fans and vice versa. Why aren’t we drawing attention to the respect United fans bar the ones who chanted showed and the club as a whole? The ones who deserve the spot light rather then a few eejits who haven’t two brain cells to rub together? It makes no sense to me, it’s like RT’ing tweets from someone sharing racist views, why give them the satisfaction? If I tweeted tomorrow saying I support same sex marraige it would more then likely get less notice then if I tweeted saying It’s wrong and disgusting.
As I said, we’re all entitled to our opinion but why RT nasty tweets to your followers, we don’t follow you to see other people who get a kick out of abusing people. Many do it just to rile people up and so many take the bait.
The fun has gone, people are bitching about each other, there’s drama over nothing, you can’t say you dislike milk without getting a chain of abuse. It’s stupid really. We’ve all more important things to be worrying about in life, I had to have a full blown argument with someone over the word “Bants” one night, I couldn’t give a toss if you dislike the word but why should you tell me I shouldn’t say it? I argued out of principal. I personally had enough of people telling me what I should and shouldn’t do or say growing up and I definitely won’t be listening to it now at 22 years of age.
You might say technically i’m telling people what to do now by not RT’ing stupid tweets and stop being negative but I’m not, RT all you like. I just can’t understand why you go out of your way to find that tweet which may upset or annoy you then share it. It’s like you hating your stomach then you go out wearing a belly top.
This is my little rant, I never stay in a bad or sad mood for long. If I have a fight with somebody, I forget about it 5minutes later. Life’s too short to be holding a grudge and to be focusing on the bad. We need to cherish what we have in life and I certainly cherish the friends I have made through twitter, it’s just a pity that it also shows the nasty and bad side to people we’d rather not see.