I feel like crying almost. It's literally almost everywhere on G@G, except for the pointless questions that are not asking for advice. There's all the pessimistic people that even if you post something powerful or positive, they always have to come out and only focus on the negative of that question or Take. Why is it like this? It's so frustrating. It's almost like people on GaG don't WANT to give advice anymore, or want to be positive, and only want to say mean things to them and such.
The G@G community is great and I love this website, but I've just noticed some negativity which has inspired me to ask this question. ❤️
I know how you feel. I have had people loose it with me when I have actually never said anything offensive. I once was stating a fact that is different between men and women, I was not sexist about it at all and I said it in a nice way and this girl gets mean and calls me names. I have also had random mean comments on my questions from people and then the person block me fast before I can reply. Also people start up new accounts after I have blocked them to have the last word then delete the account. Some people just get their undies in a twist about the tiny little things.
Don't let it get you down, @RainbowFanGirl, it's the Internet, and people, no matter, feel the can slam a bam whenever they feel like it because it IS behind the cozy computer curtain. I have had a few guys on here, dear, give me their strong rude and rude opinions of Questions I have asked or even Answered, in regards to the world, politics, religion even. If they get too much out of hand where they will Not "Shuttyville," I block them and move on. I have too many friends and followers/following to be bothered with people like this, and the sooner you realize this on GAG or just any media site, the sooner you will suck it up and accept the way people are... Even offline as well, sweetie. Good luck and I think you are a fantastic person. xx
Hi, just read your question and comments. I am not going to answer your question because it won't really help. However i would like to offer some advice that has really helped me in my life to overcome "very mild" depression. Whatever i face in the world whether it be people being mean, angry, tempered... etc... i always use one technique that has helped me tremendously. It takes a while for you to start noticing results and is definitely not an overnight solution, but with time and consistent practice it will bring "calmness" to your mind. Please read my take on meditation. I find that it has helped me so much in my daily life to focus and concentrate. Hope it helps :) Take care
I have the impression that you're very emotional and sensitive because I have seen you whining (excuse the word but it's true) about gagers before. Look, if you don't like harsh criticism or outright douchebagery (and you will not ever get rid of it), then don't come here. It's almost like complaining about kids teasing you in school if you let them - it's a given that it will happen.
When I feel like that I analyse the site and pick the positive areas of the site to keep me upbeat. If you dwell too much on the negativity, you have achieved their purpose and allowed yourself to be brought down.
What I think would be the best to do is this (not that I'm saying I'm capable of doing it myself, it's very hard, I know) -- Just ignore them, keep calm and think rationally. Or take those also as positive if you can -- as an opportunity to learn how to deal with the mean people in a better way. We can't expect the world to be perfect, and there will be mean people we will have to deal with in future. So, each time, try to get as less frustrated as you can (using those mean people as tools for that purpose). That's a useful skill you can develop gradually over time. (Anyway, that's hard for myself as well). s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/.../...4bfb5bb619.jpg
Louis CK said it best. When you upset someone in real life, you see their face and learn to not make people sad. On the internet, you don't see the consequences of your actions, you only feel relief that you unloaded all of your hate and insecurity into the keyboard.
I totally understand what you're saying, I have experienced more then my fair share of mean people on here and it feels sometimes like I'm being bullied again like I was in middle school. And, it's because of that that I know people are people no matter where you go. People say "don't let people online get to you" but no one understands people online are people who are in this world the only difference the internet gives them a screen to hide behind, so they can be even meaner.
So, it's not just a GAG thing. It's a people in general thing, people can be mean. But, I don't deny that people on here can be more then a little harsh and it can be hurtful.
GAG is the equivalent of HEll where most people have no backbone, hope, no dreams but are true push overs for the dark ones. This place seems to be pulling all the negative forces together and people who feed it are th ones making it stronger and stronger until all the regular good folks see no point in attendng. They are not here to save anyone because there is no one to save but they are the ones who have to pull their heads out of the mud.
Don't be sad! I'm here for you, you can always message me 😌 Many people on here are frustrated and sad themselves, they put others down to make themselves feel more powerful. People can be cruel on here in very insidious ways. I'm here for you 😊
ohhh honey if i could i would give you a hug because i used to be just like you. it got so bad i impulsively deleted my account was happy for awhile but then i missed some people. so i came back and am staying away from the pessimists but instead of caring too much about someone who does not care about me, this is my response to the assholes on the internet. i3.kym-cdn.com/.../d69.gif
Normally when those people respond like that after you try to help them. They just can't be helped. No matter what you say they won't listen. So the best thing is to not reply again and just move on to someone who actually appreciates your help. :)
Girl, I can totally relate. I felt the same way before. Now, I'm just hoping that I won't be dealing with the negativity I've encountered on gag before. From my experience, gag is far from being the nicest community. Be nice people!
I can relate to how you feel. I left GaG , because of the very reasons you have stated. I came back , because i missed helping people. I know there's a lot of genuine people who feel discouraged, so i came back for the sole purpose of being there for people who need a listening ear.
I came back with a fresh new outlook , and i am happier for it. You are one of the few nicer GaGers and it is people like you which help to inspire others to stay when they have second thoughts about leaving.
A lot of people who use gag are deeply troubled with many issues , so they treat others bad in order to heal themselves. There is a lot of diversity on gag so i have decided to ignore those who are negative or aggressive. 💛💐