3 Reasons to Stay Positive on Facebook
It’s much easier to say something negative than it is to say something positive, but the benefits of staying positive on Facebook can be far reaching and have a much greater impact than can be imagined. Negativity breeds more negativity. Communication slowly deteriorates into a quagmire of vicious and cruel opinion, each subsequent post folding deeper into a hateful abyss. Social Media often gives us a feeling of empowerment and false courage, allowing us to say things we normally would not face to face. Worse yet, opinions on often “taboo” topics are often given freely without regard to whom we might offend. Why not? What harm can it do? There are many reasons why:
True, we often don’t know many of our so-called “friends” on Facebook. Facebook friendship is made up of family, actual friends, acquaintances, and “never met you’s”. Unfortunately, losing friendship on Facebook is extremely easy. Just the click of a button. You may not notice when you lose the random “never met you”, but there is no worse feeling than going to a friend’s page only to find out they de-friended you.
More and more employers are visiting employee’s Facebook pages to see what they are up to, and firing someone for what is on their Facebook wall is becoming more and more common. This also brings up another point. Do not, under any circumstance, complain about work, co-workers, or managers. It’s the fastest way to the unemployment line.
This may be the most important one of all. Hatred, anger and negativity are addictive. Spending so much of a person’s time discussing issues best left alone can have an effect on your overall attitude. Keep it positive, or at best, just don’t say anything at all.
In conclusion, Facebook and other social media have had a major impact on how we communicate. Always remember there is another person on the other end of the computer reading everything you write. Stay positive.
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