Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Being Kind

I'm taking Shelley's advice and skipped my weigh in this week.  I'm allowing myself time to get back on track before I look at the scale.  I'm hoping, at the very least, I'll see a steady weight vs a gain.  So far, so good.  Eating is all planned out this week and I stuck to plan yesterday.

Not weighing myself this week is the kind thing to do.  Last week was uber stressful and being kind to myself was necessary.  It got me thinking though.  I need to be kind to myself more often.  I don't know why I beat myself up the way I do but it's time for that kind of thinking to stop.  The other thing I noticed is how often people are harsh with other people for no good reason.

I'm an internet hound.  I'm on facebook a lot lurking and reddit religiously.  It amazes me how judgmental people can be with anonymity.  My sister has become a facebook troll...posting things just to get a rise out of people.  Making comments that I know she would NEVER make to anyone's face but, for some reason, feels it's perfectly acceptable on the internet.  Reddit is a cesspool of insensitivity.  I even see it on here.  Judgmental comments and a blogger who I love gets it a lot on her facebook.  She's lost an extraordinary amount of weight, has maintained that loss and just had plastic surgery to remove some of the excess skin.  People have the nerve to call her narcissistic because she posts pics of herself.  Seriously?  WTH is wrong with people?

The trouble is I think this nasty attitude and not knowing how to treat people is rubbing off into the real world.  There was the article about the teenage girl who convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide so she could get attention.  The two teenage girls who stabbed their third friend repeatedly to appease some imaginary character on a website.  This isn't good!  We need to remember that in a civilized society, WE MUST REMAIN CIVIL WITH EACHOTHER.  Be kind....if for no other reason, you wouldn't want people to come right up to you and say the things you may be thinking of others.


Shelley said...

Glad to see you are being kind to yourself. :)

So...your sister. Have you said anything to her? Why does she feel the need to troll people? I have been shocked at seeing what people post there - people who I thought were perfectly nice in person. Seems like each election season, or when something major happens (like the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage), I get the opportunity to weed out FB friends. Not sure if that's a good thing, but I just don't want to see the crap they spew.

Amanda Kiska said...

I agree with what you've said. I try to be kind all of the time, even anonymously on the Internet. I've occasionally commented on an article or something I read on FB and had some troll come back at me with something awful. I always respond in very positive language and wish them the very best. Oddly, they never reply again after that. It is as they say, "Don't start none, won't be none". said...

I agree. Kindness begets kindness. Well usually :-)