Why on earth do you do it?
See, I know you. I know your friends and your life and I know it has been ROUGH for you. You probably have laundry so dirty, that if aired in public it would leave a thick layer of black smoke.
So why would you try to spread stories about a person online, through a medium that can reach the masses who certainly don’t need to know about it.
At the very least it’s false and laughable. But at the most, it could be true and reputation damaging. Career damaging. Life damaging.
I mean, it is hard enough for us to deal with our daily struggles as it is. We all go through problems.
So why do you think you have the right and freedom to go messing with people’s lives and share their problems with the world?
And how would you feel if your deepest, most embarrassing secret was revealed to the world? How would you feel if it were an embellished truth? How would you feel if it were a lie?
All I’m saying is, that old adage ‘People business don’t concern you, leave it alone’ makes a lot of sense.
And if the intricacies of someone else’s life story, real or made up, are the highlight of your day – YOU HAVE MUCH BIGGER PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT.
Stop drinking your own Kool Aid and thinking you are all mighty and invincible. The same thing could happen to you and your sad existence one day. If it does, the same persons laughing with you as you share stories of others, will be same laughing at you when they hear stories about you. Trolls have no loyalty. You are not a team. You are not friends.
Stop being part of the problem that’s sure to suck you in one of these days.
- Stacy (on behalf of victims everywhere)
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- All About Cyberbullies: Who They Are and What They Do (education.com)