I don’t like you.

… but you don’t need to know that.

Let’s be honest, how I feel about you is not a reflection of who you are as a person.  Just because I don’t like you doesn’t mean you are not likable, and it definitely doesn’t mean you should care what I think.

 The prevalence of social media, which has granted people the ability to share their most unnecessary thoughts, has also given rise to a global misconception that those thoughts are actually worth hearing.  For example, girls post pictures on their Instagram and receive comment after comment regarding how much the people viewing those pictures do not like them.  I mean, I’m glad they’re taking advantage of free speech; God knows we worked hard enough for it, but perhaps maybe they could regulate themselves a bit?

Personally, I have four people that I do not like for private reasons, but do they know this?  Of course not.  Why? Because it doesn’t do anybody any good for this information to be made public.  I, for one, am content with merely avoiding their company.  I don’t feel the need to post hateful remarks about them, or call them up and tell them about themselves… who is that helping?

Let’s just assume that the reasons I do not like them are perfectly valid and could actually assist them with future endeavors were they to understand them, what makes me so certain that my opinion matters enough to them that they’re going to take the time to change?  Gosh, that’s arrogant of me.

It’s like teaching a pig to sing… it doesn’t work and you only annoy yourself and the pig.  I don’t want to be anymore annoyed than I already am by you, so why continue the conversation?

Do you like to be annoyed?

Do you honestly feel better about yourself and your life after telling someone all the things you don’t like about them?

You’re lying if you answered yes.

Do everyone a favor, and by everyone, I mean the people you don’t like, the people you do like, and the people who are forced to witness your arrogance just because they enjoy scrolling through social media on their lunch breaks, and stop spewing your negative opinions publicly.

Okay, so you really don’t like this person… trust me, nobody cares.  Either dead the relationship, move on, and stop bothering the world with your pettiness, or take them aside privately and have an adult discussion about whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. Please, no more public declarations of hatred.  No me gusta.

And for those of you who aren’t directly acquainted with those people whom you claim to hate, I’ll borrow a quote from my friend’s mother: “Your arrogance is gross” … and you need to just stop, ’cause, like, what on Earth is going on in your head to make you think that they give a flying you-know-what about what you think about them?

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  1. Oh there is so much to say about this topic, but I’ll keep it positive ;P

    I’ve always had the philosophy in life that there are some people with some major levels of delicate sensitivities, and although it’s not my responsibility to be aware of what they are and/or who has them, I do have the responsibility of controlling my own actions. And I think by maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude about anything in life is important on a number of levels that would take to long to go into here.

    I think the power of social media is it has put a hightened awareness of how people view us as individuals, and I think that it can be beneficial or detrimental. And as a recovering troll (okay, okay…I admit it, I trolled A LOT!), I can see how people’s delicate sensitivites can be harmed and there is an element of care and concern for the fellow human being that needs to be exhibited – especially online and especially because there seems to be a growing insensitivity to people’s feelings.

    I also have another philosophoical idea about social media: Do not discuss/share anything you do not want exploited. If it’s something you feel has the power to be used against you, it’s best not to share it. Period.

    And last, but not least, I also think there are two types of people in the world: Those you care about and those you do not. Always take into consideration the criticisms of the people you care about, because those are the ones that probably care about you too and only want the relationship between you and them to be good.

    Just my thoughts…I hope you don’t mind me sharing. 🙂

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    1. I 100% agree with everything you said!!

      Especially regarding the two different types of people in the world- I would have to say that anyone who would feel comfortably making your shortcomings public are definitely people who do not care about you, and therefore you should not care about them!

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