You may have heard the saying, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. If you saw the movie “Bambi” as a child, this was most likely one of the first rules of etiquette introduced to you when Thumper’s mother scolds him for his negative comment.
We are an opinionated society. We are taught to evaluate just about everything and everyone we come in contact with. However, we must restrain ourselves from making comments which may hurt another person’s feelings.
Social media offers a false curtain to hide behind. It is so easy to share our opinions, both positive and negative, because we do not have face to face contact. Filters are easily turned off.
We must take great caution not to turn our filters off when communicating on social media sites. Our comments are being broadcasted to the masses. The pain felt from a negative or hurtful comments is exponentially magnified.