I’m going to come out and say it: Facebook sucks balls sometimes. For all the great new connections I’ve made and for all the old friends I’ve re-connected with, I am truly grateful. But for all the housewives type psychodrama, not so much.
For the last 2 days, I have watched a spectacle unfold in a Facebook group because of my last post. I can totally accept why the argument began and I admitted as much. But it all went downhill from there. No longer a discussion, it turned into a “witch hunt”. And the only reason I use those words is because it did not matter what was said after that point, the intent was someone needed to be burned at the stake.
The whole engagement made me feel ill.
- Because it seems like it’s always women attacking other women in these Facebook groups. And…
This is the first time in the blogging world that I felt targeted because of my age.
Apparently, these little whipper snappers thought they were teaching me a lesson about social media and blogging. Well, thank you very much. I am always willing to put on my glasses and turn up my hearing aid to learn something new.
But they most certainly learned something new today too. It may be called the World Wide Web but it is amazing how small it can shrink in a heartbeat. You never know who is on the other side of a computer screen or if they have a connection to you in real life. Oh snap! Lol
For the most part, I did not engage with the combatives very much. And not because I didn’t want to but because I felt nothing I could say would be received properly or would make a difference. I understand that my silence may be mistaken as defeat, but I’m ok with that. In my old age, I’ve learned to not give a shit about how other’s perceive me. Especially when my opinion of them is so low.
So why must I take the high road?
Because I can.
P.S. Thank you to my friends, Laura and Amber, who aren’t afraid to get down and dirty. It’s funny how the high road isn’t an option when it comes to supporting a friend.