The ability to communicate and often give opinions with anonymity has lead to a new breed of people who feel they can now bully others with their words and opinions; they threaten and also go on rants if others disagree with them or they with others. I am completely open to people expressing their opinions BUT do so with respect and also be open on who you are. Hiding behind a computer screen and with a persona is being a coward.
I believe that with the government and employers telling us who we are and how we should behave we need to stand up for ourselves, but doing so in a negative and cowardly way only reinforces that we the people are incapable of acting without them telling us how. We continually see famous people acting badly and being rewarded for that behaviour. This mixed messaging is playing havoc on us as a culture and is encouraging our youth to act out in the name of them seeking infamy like their hero's.
With families being either to busy or stressed out earning a living and being told how to parent by big brother it is no wonder that we have a generation that fines solace and entertainment in technology, but along this path I also believe we have lost the art of communication on a one to one bases with each other and our levels of empathy has been scrapped away at to dangerously low levels.
We need to learn to have time with those we love and to simplify those interactions. We need to reintroduce the art of conversation and to listening with open minds and hearts to each other. Too encourage a real belief in their dreams and abilities and to show through examples of hard work how to achieve them realistically. Life is a complicated and often messy thing, we learn often by example and also by learning from the mistakes we make, we need to allow our youth to do this and stop trying to fix every thing for them.
We need to be capable and open to having opinions that differ from others and to not take it so personally that we lash out in such hatred and anger; but we also do not need a government telling us what our opinions should be. The more we converse with genuine openness and respect the better.
The next time you wish to be heard try doing so with a firm but gentle voice and see how that works for you instead of going straight into anger and bullying vocally.
I love the saying " Be the change you wish to see"
So please be part of the solution and not the problem!
Just a thought