Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Positive versus Negative
I'd like to talk about positive energy versus negative energy... We reap what we sow. Do I always have positive things to say - no, of course not... That said some of the negative things I've posted on the Internet have come back to bite me. We want to be honest (well some of us - heh) and speak our mind. Sometimes we get mad and hit the REPLY button before we have a chance to cool off and think things through to a logical conclusion. It's part of the human condition in my opinion. Often I've had some people tell me something along the lines of "Wow you really overreacted! You need to get a hold of your emotions." Then somewhere down the line the same thing happens to them and they fly off the handle as well. It's kind of funny. Everybody gets mad from time to time... It's how we handle our response that really matters.
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
We run into this type of behavior all the time. The important thing is to be able to recognize it for what it is and don't let it drag us down. Sometimes the troll will be exacting a vendetta looking to slag a specific person they have in mind. They will constantly attack you waiting for a negative response then go to great lengths to point out that you are being negative. It's kind of funny but it can also be very annoying at times. I think the best solution is to find ways to avoid these types of people. A little humor is okay but just being negative for the sake of it in and of itself over and over again can become a problem. Like I said I think the best solution is try to avoid these types of people. Sometimes though for whatever reason that's not possible so we have to find other solutions.
The Power of Positive Thinking
The main thing is not to let trolls make you react in a negative manner. We can find positive ways to vent negative feelings - it can be hard to do but if you're successful it can go a long ways to your own well being. I think every time you do something positive it will come back to you eventually. Obviously the same can be said for every time you do something negative but the feedback might even be stronger... So be careful and think about it.