I love a good argument.
And by that I mean I love to debate ideas with people. I love to think of a premise or situation or whatever, and bat it around. Disclaimer: I do not debate politics, religion and in some cases, money.
I like to know what people think. I like to know how someone came to a certain conclusion. I like to know what makes people think. I love anything that involves words, theories and ideas.
In my personal life, I do not like conflict. I try to avoid large family fights. I’m a believer in pick your battles. I don’t call names. I don’t bring up things from the past.
The other thing I don’t do is pick fights with other people on social media.
I have a very lean (and getting leaner by the day) Facebook group. I have never said anything negative on the Facebook page of another person. I have never gotten into a fight with a friend of a friend.
I don’t tweet. At all. I mean, I don’t even have an account.
I don’t have any of the social media apps that many do.
I’m more luddite than I am social media savvy….
I know people who will get into arguments with friends of friends if friends on social media.
And the tenor of the arguments declines quickly.
Friends of my sister have told my mother to STOP SCREAMING (my Mother only writes in caps) and told her to up her meds.
My sister will write FB posts about fights she has gotten into with friends of friends on social media.
(Ok- now that I’m thinking about it, maybe this is something only members of my family do)
What’s the point of arguing with people that you don’t know on social media?
Does it really make you feel better?
Does it make you a better person to tell someone that they are crazy or stupid?
Do you think your ideas will be received better if you denigrate the person with whom you are conversing?
Does anger make your point, idea or theory better and more valid?
Is it reasonable to have a verbal spar with someone that you don’t know, based on one thing that you read that they said, and where you might not know the context of the statement?
I try to keep my blog comments positive. (well, on other peoples blogs anyway- on my own I really try to be nice, but the other day I almost ripped into someone…but anyway) In fact, I often use emojis so that my 👍❤🤞😢😒😘 is read exactly how I intended it to be.
Only once in my years of blogging have I commented negatively on the blog of someone I didn’t know well. The blogger said that you shouldn’t tell your kids “I love you” with adding something like “I love you because you cleaned up, or because you’re a kind person.” I told that blogger that there should be no qualifiers to love, and that those words should be said often to the people that you love, especially kids.
So there you go…
Do you argue with people you don’t know on social media platforms?
Do you think it’s a positive thing or negative?
What do you think of people who call people stupid?