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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Facebook shenanigans

Every now and then something on facebook pushes me to the edge and I just want to close my account but I always realize that in doing so, I am allowing an external force to determine my behaviour. I decided to remain proactive and not reactive to everything around me so I have kept that account but every now and then I clean house! I usually get rid of the people who are negative, quarrelsome and disrespectful to me and my ideals.

Just this morning one such person was hating on another for getting somewhere in their eduction and mocking them for taking so long to where they are! Really? Since when did trying to get ahead in life become a crime? When are black people going to stop with the PHD(Pull Him/Her Down) syndrome? I was utterly disgusted.

May each of us find the courage and the grace to support others who are far better than us. We have to learn to be content with our lot because someone will always be prettier, faster, smarter, taller and way better than we are!

15 comments:

Jaycee said...

I agree. And I personally don't understand what people gain from pulling down those who have a lower education than they do.

Golda Addo said...

Sad and disturbing, but may God always make you strong enough to shine through all that murkiness ... someone in there somewhere will be changed by your persistent light! Amen.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

You tell them! And do not let the reaction of other lead you to extreme actions. Ignore them.

Shels said...

lolol...i kno right...some people diehhh... no no no no smh. i think the people who annoy me the most are those who go like 'ei u r very active on facebook o', 'this girl too sometimes her statuses r so weird', 'ei why is dis person tryna get all intelligent n poetic n ish'..ahba!! if its worrying u, block d person, delete dem, or click on the 'show less of ' button..its dat simple, but dun hate on sum1 who is jus feeling free on fbook, i think its uncalled for, ppl need to start focusing on their miserable lives and leave other ppl alone chale. appreciate or shut up, it doesnt get simpler than dat meynn :)

Maxine said...

@Jaycee- Sad isn't it?... In this case though the person who was hating was a high school drop out hating on an older person with a college education...hehe

@ Golda- Thanks Adaku! Blessings on you and yours!

@NYA- The "ignoring" part has begun!

@Shels- hmmm.. eye asem ooo...I guess they care more about you than they let on right? Reminds of the song I learnt in grade school "gossip is an evil thing, much unhappiness it brings, if you can't say something nice, don't talk at all is my advice!

Maid of Heart said...

It's sad to say the least but I usually try to focus on why I'm on the facebook in the first place. It sure helps. I know people would be blessed by being connected with you. Keep on keeping on.

lizzy said...

totally with you on this...life in about helping each other,criticizing constructively not 'destructively' and agreeing to disagree when opinions conflict.well said Maxine.

Maxine said...

@ Maid of Heart- Thanks for the encouragement :)

@Lizzy- We have to surround ourselves with positivity! Thanks!

Myne Whitman said...

Facebook and it's ups and downs. Can you imagine? Such is life sha, the college graduate should keep their head, the only way is up.

simplychic said...

i'm prob the only person i know who is not on FB. i'm considering it though, just to get the blog out there some more.

but anyhoo...it's unfortunate when people are so unhappy with themselves that they feel like all the can do to make themselves better is make someone else look bad!

Maxine said...

@Myne- The only way sure is up!

@Simply chic- Right on! :)

Sankofa said...

I know exactly what you mean. Some people spend so much time and energy tearing down other people that it makes you wonder how they have time to focus on themselves.

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

I know exactly what you mean and I ended up stoping some particular people from making comments on my page or pictures cos some people are just so full of negativity...cleaning house is always good..i should do that tonight :). Anyways, keep your head up

maxine g said...

hey maxine, recently found your blog... it is entertaining. I know what you mean... fb gets on my nerves a lot hence my limited time going there. I always want to shut my account but then again i don't b'cos of some good ppl out there. Some ppl just love to go on ppl's page and critique n judge, boy o boy... be strong

Maxine said...

@Maxine G- I'ma be strong :) Thanks for checking my blog out. I appreciate it!