Have you ever stood back and thought, wow I’m good? Not in the ego-centric sense, but more of the realm of giving good, solid advice, to those who need it most? This recently happened to me on Twitter. A friend who I’ve known a while has been going through a hard time and although I’m always there as someone to talk to, there comes to a point when too much, is too much. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good rant, and I love a good tweet, but I just can’t seem to post status updates on Facebook. I can’t deal with the social pressure of not having any likes on my amazing comment and most of the time the only thing that goes through my head whenever I need to tell someone else is one syllable and rhymes with duck.
So, I spend a certain amount of time, dependent on which day it is, perusing the social networking sites I am a member of, reading status updates from people that I haven’t spoken to in 5years that I really should delete, laughing at funny pictures someone has reposted from somewhere but then I almost certainly, once a day at least, come across a post that makes my heart stop, my blood pressure rise and my common sense go flying out of the window. Those kinds of posts, from those kinds of people. I am of course, talking about, the whingy web whiners. The WWW, are a group of people, who don’t know they belong to an exclusive clique, that use social networking sites to outlet their feelings of injustice, frustration and most of all, heartache.
NO ONE CARES that you’re feeling a bit fatter than you were this time last year. Stop fishing for compliments.
NO ONE CARES that you’ve split up for the 5th time already in your 6th month long relationship.
NO ONE CARES that you couldn’t return that printer to Argos because you didn’t have the right receipt and now you’ll have to go back tomorrow.
FACEBOOK IS NOT FOR FEELINGS.
I retaliated to some posts on Twitter the other day, WWW posts. I got a response from said WWW, it was whingier and whinier than the original tweet. In the end, I just gave up. Why is it when you go to give people advice, they don’t like to take it, and instead like to push the blame onto something else, pouring out all of their negativity onto someone that is trying to help? I must admit, most of the advice I give, I wish I took myself sometimes, but seriously, why do we use social media to such an extent as to make ourselves feel worse nowadays?