I think that social media is quite useful. We can communicate with out friends and teachers easier, turn in assignments, and lots more. It is quite fun indeed. The problem comes when we use it for cyber bullying.
That, my friend, is bad. Like, really bad. People commit suicide because of it and, as y’all know, people who suicide will go to hell. We don’t want that, don’t we? Just for a minute of laughter and smile, we’ll let another end his or her life and face eternal fire? Is that what you want? I know that it’s not what I want. It hurts people real badly. And it’s not just that one person we have to consider.
What about his/her friends? His/her family? If he or she died, what will be of those who are close to her? Even if she/he does not take such drastic measures, it can ruin his/her life. People can change, and it’s mostly because of the treatment she/he get from other people.
Someone who used to be cheerful, happy, easy-going and carefree can change to a gloomy, sad, depressed, fragile person. Our words have power. It can turn a frown into a smile…or a smile into a thousand tears. I’m not even exaggerating.
So, guys, be more careful about what you say and how you treat others. Be the kind of person who build other people’s lives for the better, not destroy it. There’s been too many misery and despair in this world, why should we add more to the mix? For fun? Three minutes of laughter? Popularity?
All that and you would sacrifice other people’s lives? Happiness? Future? Potential? People she/he will influence in the future? His/her Eternal Salvation? His/her loved ones’ happiness? Is that really what it’ll take to make you finally happy?
If you think so, then you’ve definitely been misguided. I know that you guys might see this as useless ramblings. Unimportant rants. Ineffective attempt. But it’s just too important to dismiss. I don’t want to see anymore tears. I don’t want to hear anymore cries. I want a change in this world.
Even if it seems hopeless, even if it seems futile, I want to do what I can. We should make a change, for a better world. And it starts with you. The question is, are you willing to? Maybe not.
Perhaps you take all of this lightly. But…just consider it. That’s all I ask of you. Count to at least five seconds before you start saying something that might offend others. If they started it, tell them in a way that won’t make them cry. If you know you could make them real sorry, you should know that you don’t have to.
There’s always an alternative. That’s what makes us humans. Free will. Choice. We can choose to take control of the situation and tell them in a way that would make them stop and apologize, or let our emotions take over. And the second alternative usually leads to chaos.
Yes, I know, it might sound corny. But I’m not exaggerating. Take it from someone who has faced the wrath of…well, take it from someone who knows. Sure, it might give you some satisfaction, but it’s hardly worth it if you ask me. So instead of letting your anger or urge to have fun take control of you, why don’t you just choose to control yourself and just do the right thing.
Why? To make the world a better place. Or, if you want it to be short-sighted, to save a life. Besides, that’s what God would’ve wanted you to do. Even if you don’t believe in God, you know that it’s the more logical alternative. The more peaceful one. Because two wrongs doesn’t make a right. This isn’t math. Negative times negative is plus, but in this case, negative times negative…sucks. Real bad.
So I hope you would at least consider this. Take it step by step. You don’t have to be an angle overnight. Just start by being passive. If you see someone on twitter saying bad things about, say, I don’t know, your favorite soccer player or whatever, then ignore them. Or just say that everyone has different opinions. Don’t just go ahead and start raging on them.
Take the time to consider your words carefully. Count to five. Not calm yet? Count to ten. Still not calm? Look away. Turn a blind eye. You’ll feel better, don’t worry. Or, at least, you won’t start raging on them. See? Simple steps, and poof, you just saved a life.
Easy, right? No. Harder than it sounds, I know. But just try it. Take it step by step. You’ll get used to it in no time. Good luck .