A whiny post about whining
Lately I find myself wanting to avoid all social media. It started with IM a few months ago, and is spreading to Twitter and Facebook, which until my injuries, I was pulling away from. Why? Because of all the whining. It's become epidemic.
I originally became involved in these because I enjoyed the communication with friends, the laughter, and yes, the commiseration. I loved the daily contact with friends, hearing what they were up to, and making plans for get togethers. I loved the humorous stories of children, family, and pets. But in the last year, all of that seems to have taken on a darker tone. People viciously mocking others behind their back, constantly degrading family members. making fun of those whose grammar, lifestyle, or beliefs may not be on a level with their own, and others who are always looking for the negative in any interaction or situation. It seems to be more of a glass half empty outlook instead of a glass half full outlook.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it should be all puppies, roses, rainbows, and sunshine, everyone needs to vent now and then. I'd just like to see all my friends, family, co-workers, etc., have a little more joy in their lives. Lighten up, smile, go for a bike ride, have an ice cream, hug a kid, leave the negativity behind.
I think I'll go sit in the backyard now, and watch the grass grow.