Too Many People Say Hurtful Things To Others Without Knowing The Whole Story

   Too many people these days say hurtful, even cruel things to others online without knowing all the facts.
   The vast majority of the time, you don’t know what that individual may be going through, and in all likelihood, you don’t know the whole story either. Making quick, usually unfair, judgements that you post online is often very painful to the individual being targeted.
   Many people are hurting and in pain these days for whole variety of reasons. Don’t add to that pain by prematurely jumping to conclusions and then attacking someone based on that.
   Try to be thoughtful and considerate. There is a lot of truth to the old saying that if you don’t have something nice to say to a person, don’t say anything at all.
   And remember: most of the time, you don’t know the whole story.

Here are further links on the subject:

https://www.comparitech.com/internet-providers/cyberbullying-statistics/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shame-nation/201911/adult-cyberbullying-is-more-common-you-think

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-gen-y-psy/201802/is-social-media-making-us-ruder

During Challenging Times, Believe In Yourself And Don’t Give Up!

5-13-20
   When times are tough, whatever the cause, you need to hang in there, believe in yourself, and stay strong.
   It’s not always easy. I get that. Really, I do because I’m dealing with challenging things right now as I write this.
   I’ve had terrible slander spread about me and experienced repeatedly how people, whom I had thought I could count on, abandoned me when I needed support. It’s like everything is hitting the fan and you are left to face it alone.
   It can be heartbreaking and devastating, leaving you feeling so isolated and lonely at a time when you could really use people in your corner. When difficult situations occur, a person may discover that many people whom they thought were friends, really weren’t, making one feel even more alone.
   Seeing how when the going gets tough, so many get the hell out of Dodge, it’s easy to become eaten up with feelings of bitterness, anger, hurt, and pain. While having these emotions is quite normal, don’t let them consume you. That’s not healthy either. Learn to manage such feelings. Don’t let them run your life. Even though it may be hard to believe, there are decent, good individuals in the world. Don’t give up on all humanity. Instead, try to be wiser in dealing with it.
   Be strong. Have courage. Believe in your ability to handle whatever you need to deal with! Don’t give up on the human race , but also remember that you can rely on yourself and be your own best friend.
   You will get through this!