As I sit here at my trusty keyboard, trying to come up with something to write, the question is "what's been on my mind this week?" Unfortunately, the answer is not much! I've been hanging around Facebook, trying to figure out how to play "Mafia Wars," (a bit afraid to get too involved with that one...I fear I might like it a little too much! And being the master diddler that I am, do I really need something else to distract me from what I should be doing???)
In addition to the above, I've also been reading the comments listed after various news articles. And though I might agree with some of the opinions expressed and do believe with my whole heart in the freedom of speech, I still can't help thinking "what's wrong with some of these people??" There are those who go beyond just stating what they think about the situation to spewing absolute venom. And if that isn't bad enough, if someone disagrees with them, they attack that person, too. It's like watching a train wreck...part of you wants to turn away, but another part of you stays rooted to the spot in disbelief.
My question is "why"? Why do they write such nasty things? Whatever happened to "state your position clearly and calmly"? Is it the anonymity of the Internet that allows people to be as rude as they want? Are they this way outside of cyberspace? (I sure hope not! Otherwise, there's a lot of scary people out there just looking for a fight.)
So I've made a decision...I'm not reading them ever again! It's too distressing to think there's that much negativity in the world. I prefer to keep my rose-colored glasses firmly in place and see a better side of human nature than what's shown on some of these websites!
Well, I'm done for this week...I've vented my opinion now! 8) Hope you have a terrific...and POSITIVE...rest of the week!
All the best,
Next week will be a short post...I'm leaving for Huntington, WV and Lora Leigh's RAW. Angie's going to be there too, so we might have some stories for you, won't we, Ange????