Sometimes, I really despise blogging and some of the people it brings me into contact with. Some people cannot handle any debate or exchange of thoughts without lowering themselves to immature, dismissive and insulting comments. We all put ideas out here in a public forum and most of us welcome responses. Not everyone who reads what we have to say agrees with us so sometimes the comments oppose our viewpoints or take issue with what we’ve said. And sometimes great debates ensue. Sometimes we agree to disagree, sometimes the disagreements are too severe and a parting of the ways occurs.
But what really irks me are the people who appear to have a personal grudge and attack you or the comments you make. They get insulting and crude and can’t allow you to have a say without debasing you with their attitude and tone. They don’t engage in or add to the discussion in a civil and mature manner at all and just instantly resort to that brassy, in your face, fuck you attitude that is so endearing and conducive to intelligent discussion and debate. (Not!)
It makes me want to quit blogging or being part of the blogging world. Seriously. There’s enough ignorance, attitude and cruelty in the world I live in, I don’t need to invite more of it. I’m seriously going to have to give some honest consideration as to whether it’s worth it to remain part of this world that invites such ugliness and whether blogging brings anything positive to my life anymore. I want to interact and be part of this community, but not if it means having to tolerate such immaturity and attitude from smug trouble makers who take pleasure in sewing seeds of friction and strife wherever they go. I just don’t get why people choose to be and take such pleasure in being insulting and vicious. If my choice is to take it or leave it, I choose to leave it.