Today I can't help thinking about Facebook and its power to connect people from all around the globe.
I have connected with fellow writers, fellow animal lovers and many others just for fun and friendship. I love how I have been able to make so many wonderful friends and I’ve been lucky enough to meet many in person, too.
Unfortunately, Facebook can also have its dark side where people can pretend to be someone they’re not or be critical and judgemental without worry of any repercussions. They hide behind their screen and feel free to say whatever they want even if it’s mean, judgemental and untrue.
I was a witness to this kind of behaviour today and it shocked me. My friend was harshly criticized and judged by another woman in several mean Facebook comments. My friend who received the mean messages was terribly hurt and is even considering shutting down her account.
On the positive side, the outpouring of love and support my friend received from her other Facebook friends reassured me that good always wins out over bad. Once again, my faith in the goodness of humanity has been restored.
Facebook is a place where people should feel supported and welcomed. It’s a place to laugh and share, not judge and find fault.
I truly wish that mean people like this lady would slither back under the rock where they came from. Where’s the DISLIKE button for her posts? On second thought, one DISLIKE button wouldn’t be enough!
Here is a great quote from Charles Dickens that sums up my thoughts perfectly.
“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”