17 August 2011

Humanity Rant

Lately, I have been seriously losing my faith in humanity. I just feel like no one treats people with the same respect they feel they deserve anymore. What ever happened to the Golden Rule?

I take pride in the fact that I always try to be upfront, honest, and respectful of everyone. Don't get me wrong... I'm not perfect, and I don't begin to think that I am. I know I make mistakes sometimes. I know I am selfish at times and treat others poorly. However, it is never a constant thing and it is never intentional and I always feel terrible once I realize the error of my ways.

It's so funny how you learn so much about someone simply by watching how he/she acts around others. I think I have a pretty good sense of character, and I tend to shy away from people who give me bad vibes. But there are the occasional ones that slip through the proverbial cracks and pull a fast one on me. Those are the worst ones of all. If you are going to be a shitty person, at least be that same person upfront and don't lead me to believe you are someone entirely different.

I'm not even the one who is being treated poorly most of the time. However, I refuse to associate with people who are sketchy towards other people because eventually that sketchiness will effect me. I don't want nor do I need their drama in my life. It took me a long time to learn this lesson but once I did... it wasn't long before I realized who I needed to eliminate from my life.

I actually deleted my personal Facebook page several days ago because I've just become so disgusted with the people on there. I constantly found myself rolling my eyes out of my head at the things posted on there! It is so disgusting to me when people are trying so hard to be someone they aren't or kissing someone's ass who they don't even like or attempting to prove to the world they are the most loved person in the world. Gimme a break.

I am in the process of creating a page for my blog and only using Facebook for that use. I love my Blogger friends to death, but I still find it sad that I'm closer to some of you than I am to people I've actually met.

Does anyone else ever feel this way?


25 comments :

  1. I'm right there with you ... I hate fake people and I have no tolerance for drama! ... sometimes I feel closer to the boardies then I do "real-life" peeps ... we are gonna miss you in the boardie group since you don't have FB anymore :( Love ya girlie xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  2. I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes I talk to people I've met via the blog more than I do my friends that I've known for years!

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  3. My mom always gets on to me. She keeps saying she wants me to say my friend I went and did such and such with instead of my friend online. Oh well. It is what it is. #commenthour

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  4. visiting from comment hour! We would all do better to live more closely to the Golden Rule. You're very right that sketchiness can rub off pretty easily.

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  5. I hear ya - I massively scaled back my facebook use after some really rude encounters with "friends". Don't worry - there's still some humanity out there!

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  6. Totally understand where your coming from. Facebook is really becoming the gossip central and most people are not even being real.

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  7. Oh yes, definitely.
    Society has changed so much. People demand things they don't give in return and that applies to all aspects of life.
    I was raised to treat others as I wish to be treated. I strive to teach my children the same.
    It would be nice if others could possibly try too. I'm betting in general many people would certainly feel happier because of it.

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  8. First of all. Gotta show some love for another SC girl. :)
    It is sad that we are closer to some online people than in real life. Honestly I think that is okay. People need a go to place and often it is things such as blog.
    Yes, whatever happened to the golden rule?

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  9. Unfortunately, I feel this way too often these days. But, I've not given up hope for humanity.

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  10. I've learned that "if they'll do it for you, they'll do it to you." Gossip and other baloney aren't things i tolerate well. #commenthour

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  11. I just went through and deleted all by my closest friends and family members from my Facebook for that very reason.

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  12. I have found that since I have started blogging and focusing more and more on Joy and positivity I have naturally distanced myself from negative people. #commenthour

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  13. I couldnt agree more with this post! The other day this girl from my high school who's dad died a couple years ago tweeted "I wish my dad was alive so I could borrow money from him" I was floored. How awful can one person be? I am seriously considering deleting my facebook account as well!

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  14. You know - I couldn't have said it any better myself...seriously.

    BUT- us boardies are going to miss you to pieces :(

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

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  15. I completely understand your need to rant, and I am a firm believer in cutting people out who only bring negativity. When those people are ones we used to know, and maybe only now know on FB, it is even more of a reason to move on.
    Congrats on your #CommentHour feature last night!

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  16. I understand far too well. I went through and friend pruned about 600 people a couple of weeks ago. Can I tell you how freeing that was?

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  17. I love this it is so true. In our group of friends sometimes i feel the victim of who knows what. i distance myself no need for that crap. i am currently trying to create a fan page then bye bye facebook. i just having a bit of trouble there but hey no worries. sending #commenthour love

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  18. I agree that it seems like there are so many nasty people out there. But in general I still have faith in humanity as a whole. I think most people are inherently good hearted, it's just the bad lot that get all of the attention, unfortunately.
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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  19. Terrific post! I totally get where you're coming from, I have no tolerance for fake people, and how hard is it to treat others with kindness? Life is too short and time too precious to waste on the people who don't deserve it. Better to just smile, walk away, and let them go. #commenthour

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  20. You know, the only one you can control is yourself, and it sounds like you are doing that. I try to live my life with no regrets and treat others accordingly. #commenthour

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  21. i see this all the time. a lot at work, it's so hard not to get caught up in it. which i am guilty of. #comenthour

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  22. miss you jj!!!! (can i call you that or do you hate it?) us boardies miss you! maybe when you make your new fb page you can find the boardies group again?

    regardless i read your blog all the time anyway :)

    <3333333

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  23. I used to feel this way. Not anymore. I just go with the flow with my friends. Sometimes they are stupid, most of the time they are great... (kinda like me.)

    On a belated visit from #commenthour

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  24. I hear ya! In the last year, I've found a great community of women on twitter, blogger, and facebook and get the biggest kick out of them even though we've never met face to face. But I try to keep my flesh and blood relationships going even though they seem like much harder work than my virtual ones. (What has this world come to?? LoL)
    #commenthour

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  25. I know how you feel about Facebook. I love at the status and drama the post on there and can not get over how some girls have not grown up at all. I feel like I am in a much different place in my life but some people are just stuck.

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