Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Words Hurt Too.

I’m not a huge fan of Facebook. Something about the fact that your friends can see everything that you’re doing at any moment really annoys me. Also, I don’t like that the posts which are very obsolete in my opinion can cause arguments and despair. So many times, friendships and relationships have come to an end based on posted on social networking sites. This, in my opinion, is stupid. I believe simply that  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is a public place, so whatever is published on those sites is available for all people to see. However, under the first amendment, we have the right to say, post and publish whatever we want without penalty and or punishment.
                The thing about social networking posts is sometimes they can hurt. Boyfriends with new girlfriends haunt the bitter ex. Former best friends, people who we thought could never hurt us, use things that we told in secret as ammunition in a war both virtual and actual during a dispute. Since they know how to hurt us, we get hurt. Things can get ugly in the blink of an eye, and there's nothing we can do about it. It's there for us to see, unless we block that person. 
                Whoever said that sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me was clearly lying. Names and words can hurt. Sometimes, their effect because although it's pain, physical pain gets healed with medicine and happy doctors. Psychological pain, on the other hand not so much. It can take years for a psychological scar to undo itself.
                Overall, the post is be careful what you post. Facebook is a good way to connect with the people that’s actually around you, in addition to the people who we no longer get to see everyday. However, with something that is great, there is some evil. Every good thing has something bad about it. Treat others the way that you want to be treated, and that should be as simple as that. With that being said, you should be careful what you post, because it can have effects greater than what you can think of. 


  1. For me Facebook has basically become a place to post pictures and use chat. But I totally agree with you about how words can hurt. I have seen it happen personally.

    1. It's sad really. D: People don't understand the affect of their actions, and it's really sad.