So yesterday I was watching One Tree Hill. In one of the episodes a girl read some mean comments about her on the internet. In the show (and in real life actually), she played a girl who was just starting to enter the world of being a singer. While she was telling her friends about the mean comments, one of the characters said the following:
“It’s the easiest thing to tear down somebody’s work. The hard part is actually creating it. It’s criticism vs. creation.”
This made me think of something. There are so many people in the world that use the internet as a soap box for cruelty. Instead of taking the time to be kind, they are cruel. Instead of just keeping their mean comments to themselves, they feel the need to force them on others.
However, I have found that through blogging, there are so many of you out there that are kind. Instead of cruelty, you spread kindness. Even if you don’t agree with someone, you aren’t mean. For the most part, you share your opinions in a nice matter.
Now, I realize it isn’t always this way. There are tons of people who comment rude things on each others’ blogs and tons of individuals that in general, find things about others and their writing to pick apart. I find this horrible and quite frankly, pointless. What’s the point of tearing someone down? What’s the point in spreading your hatred? It’s one thing to have an opinion, it’s another to be cruel and hurt someone’s feelings.
I wanted to write this post as mainly a thank you. I want to thank all of you who go out of your way to be kind to me and others. So many of you inspire your readers in ways that you might not even realize. Not only do you inspire others with your posts, but also with your kind, thoughtful, and honest comments.
Please don’t ever doubt how much your kindness means to others. While we shouldn’t always depend on others to be happy, it certainly makes life better when we hear nice words about ourselves and what makes us most happy. So please, continue to spread kindness and please don’t ever doubt that your kind words make a difference!