It is said, that some things are better left unsaid.Yet it is also said, that the truth will always come out."There are three things which cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth".
I've wrapped my mind around how exactly I should start this entry.Through my imagination crossed polite sentences of apologies, clearing of misunderstandings; it went to heavy use of caps locks, swear words and raging "against the machine" that is this "online socializing platform".What is it really?It is people gathering from behind their computers, tablets, mobile phones in a network that works as if it'd be organised.Like a machine.You see it everywhere on the internet.You have the nice fellows, who are trying too be helpful and kind.You have the people pleasers.You have the tough speaking fellas who appear to be arrogant but it is their way of attempting to help.You have the many types of users.The "trolls"-those who probably feel encouraged by their internet anonymity to lash out all their inner kept frustrations at someone.And then you have the attention seekers.Those who take advantage of the diverse opportunities that may arise on social networks, to draw attention upon themselves, because it is the only way they can think of to deal with their personal issues.(To note.I did lash out at a couple of people here.But it was purely self defense.I take responsibility for that and I apologize).I know, it is the same everywhere, this is the internet.
And this is where the "things that need be said" subject of this thread, starts.I will not be raged nor I will use swear words.I will try to be as polite and civilized as possible.
Today, upon witnessing harsh words, "who-is-who/who-is-better-than-who" attitudes, commentaries that instead of being helpful, were clearly ad hominem attacks, straight out bullying, and upon witnessing threads such as "Why Islamophobia and not Americaphobia", all the outburst against muslims after the Paris attacks, it led me to open a thread, which is called "We're all hypocrites and attention seekers here".( http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/...-here-1670433/
Thread in which I was expressing my opinion that people, rather than resorting to further deepen themselves into the sadness of suffering, should straighten up, shake off, and fight.To be responsible for their own lives and go find their happiness.
I was not expecting the thread to receive so many visits.Neither so many positive reviews as, I wasn't expecting my thread to be closed either.
Just to be clear.None of the comments made were in any way insulting or meant to belitle others.
I was overwhelmed.
Why is it, that a thread that engaged people in a challenging topic for conversation, got closed, and why are threads that put at risk the enjoyment of muslims, christians, atheists etc present on this forum, still open?
So is it okay for atheists to say christians are dogmatic, evil, or tat muslims are...well, I will not use such words.But it is not okay for someone to say "every time you think you have it bad, consider those who may have it worse than you".
It was not, in any way, meant to mock the sufference of anyone nor to belitle them.It was simply a way of saying, "you still have your life, your health, you have eyes to see, ears to hear, legs to walk and hands to grab.You are alive and well in many ways and that is something!" It is not supposed to nulify the struggle of those who suffer of SA, but rather it was supposed to help them see that they do have good things in their lives, that it is worth fighting for, and there is hope for them.
My apologies if my thread has bothered anyone.Maybe the moderator wishes to reconsider his decision and re-open the thread, for other people to be able to input their opinions, suggestions, or to vent.
I was not telling anyone they should feel in their rights or not to say they have SA.
I was simply stating, and more than half of the posters agreed, that it is more constructive to help oneself, to actively work toward betterment, rather than waiting around for someone else to do all the healing for them.
If this thread shall be closed too, then I better assume responsibility heads on and apologize for bothering.My intention was to discuss, to offer my point of views, not to in any way, I repeat, it was not my intention in any way to belitle, nulify or hurt anyone.
My sincere apologies.