I’ve seen and read it so many times before. People say the darnedest of things. And many times, while I’m trying to manage my own emotional pain, I can see that there’s a lot of folks out there in need of anger management. And, whether you’ve noticed this or not as well, I’m beginning to believe that a lot of influencers out there are using their social media platform pages in the most dastardly of ways. For instance, I’m seeing a lot of folks using their ‘likes’ to hate each other, or use these to target specific cases or people against whom to vent their spleen. Whether they end up doing grievous harm or not is quite another matter. Then again, I’m quite sure that people out there are getting hurt by other people’s hateful behavior. Like I said earlier, I’m dealing with my own emotional pain, and I’m not even directly affected by the negative behavior being allowed on platform pages belonging to the likes of Facebook or Twitter.
Fortunately, I’m not seeing likes for Insta being used for such hateful purposes. Maybe I’m still new on the platform and it’s a case of, well, it’s only a matter of time. Soon you will see that people are back to their old tricks. But no, banish the thought. New or not, it’s been mostly all positive. People are really using Insta to share and spread the love. People are saying positive things about each other, and especially about themselves. It doesn’t even look like fake news to me because then there’s the lovely photographs. I’m not alone in liking these. To my mind, it’s not luck that sees one girl or guy fetch a hundred or so likes in one shot after giving his or her best shot to all the other guys and girls out there.
Funny how life and thoughts turn out. Here I was, thinking to myself that I should write about how that famous (or infamous) like button should really be utilized. And what good guys and girls like yourself should try and do to get people, lots of people, to really like you by not only quickly pressing the like button, but actually telling you what impressed them the most about your thoughtful presentation and what they really think of you, whether they declare their admiration for you publicly or in-box you privately or discreetly, as I would prefer to do. I prefer the privacy because I kind of like my own privacy. And I may as well tell you that I’m quite shy.
I’m blushing already by the time all those Instagram likes start pouring in, like joyful raindrops that keep falling on my head after a really bad drought. Here’s a suggestion for all the hate mongers out there. Why don’t you suggest to your platform administrator the creation of a hate button for your own selfish, hateful reasons? And then the rest of us can get down on with our own happy lives.