This is not normally something I would write about however it has been something that has been bothering me for sometime about our social media infested world. I have noticed a lot lately that as soon as someone disagrees with someone they or their followers automatically state that they are jealous of the person they are commenting on. This blows my mind. When did people become so self indulgent as to think that people would be jealous rather than simply disagreeing?
It has further amazed me that no one can criticise a persons actions. I do not mean in nasty, cruel, degrading bullying but simply stating that they don’t agree is not that. It is also not an indication that they are jealous. Surely if you are putting yourself out there you are going to ignite differing opinions. Surely this is a good thing? What ever happened to constructive criticism and learning from your mistakes and the mistakes of others?
I totally understand that people can also become keyboard warriors but surely sparking conversations and debates is healthy and shows that there is always another way to try something and that no one is perfect. I have wondered by if someone gains a large following for example they feel that should anyone disagree it is the others persons fault. What a strange way to view the world. We are always learning. That is the nature of humanity. No one knows it all and no one ever will.
I feel sad that if society continues to go this way then how will our children learn any resilience if they cannot receive any criticsm. I personally learn through constructive criticism and openly ask for it. This was taught to us through school with the ability to fail. It seems sad that children aren’t allowed to fail either. Humans by nature are incredibly resilient and I feel that by allowing people to not agree with you under the guise that they are jealous is an awful. I personally want to raise my children to challenge others in their views allowing all parties to learn from one another and open their minds to ideas and experiences that they have never had before.
Sorry for the rant but like I stated earlier this is something that infuriates me when I read it and it is appearing more and more lately. People are allowed to agree to disagree without being jealous.
Embrace differences and learn from them. You may surprise yourself with how much you can learn from someone different from you.
Tanya is an Adelaide based blogger and a brutally honest mother of four. She is a self proclaimed lover of poo stories and enjoys finding humour in the small things. Tanya regularly shares her thoughts on her blog Four Little Creatures, Check it out HERE . To find, stalk and follow Tanya on Instagram, Click HERE