Something has struck me in recent days. Be it in reference to the election debates, UKIP or the tragic events in Paris, people can be pretty horrible to each other. I’ve stumbled across some terrible abuse on social media sites, not directed at me but between others. Some of it is downright offensive, racist and derogatory. Other comments are more insidious, the passive aggressive taunts of those who relish in passing judgement on the comments or posts of others. I appreciate the irony here – am I not being judgemental too? Of course I am. I don’t like it but I strongly feel that we must not tolerate this. We should of course block and report abuse. We should not engage with trolls. But if we can all try to ensure that we think before we comment, the world would be a happier place – I think. Once you put something on social media it is out there forever.
With that in mind, I thought I’d re-post an old post of mine which sums up my views quite succinctly.