This post really has nothing to do with the essence of the blog but is a trend I have noticed more and more. Any of you who are reading this are clearly comfortable navigating your way around the internet and probably interact with a variety other people online so I am seeking your thoughts.
I am a member of several online forums and at least a couple of them have members who number well in excess of 20,000. As you can imagine they are quite a diverse bunch in terms of location, education, income and interests. However, since we are all members of a particular group and have at least one common interest or goal, you would expect that people would be supportive and kind.
It appears that nothing could be further from the truth. Moderators are constantly reminding people of the rules and the expectation that people who post are treated with respect and kindness. The other thing that I find sad is the bitterness and anger in so many posts. It seems that all the joy has been sucked from them.
Whether it is online or in real-life, perhaps we could all try a little harder to be a little kinder and supportive in our interactions. A more positive outlook will also go a long way to improving your own mental well-being.