Being Mean

I've never understood what people get out of meanness.

*I get that we disagree on politics, but what does calling other people awful things accomplish?
Am I supposed to read your hateful comments on the President and say, "Oh, silly me. Here I've been admiring this man and the things he's accomplished for years but now I see that I was soooo wrong."

*I know people dislike some books. I do, too, but I recognize that
   A) it takes a lot of effort to write and publish a book and  B) just because I don't enjoy it doesn't mean you won't and C) it isn't necessary for me to express my dislike in a way that is hurtful.

*I understand that your experiences are different from mine, but why would that make you the final judge of how things should be?
People of intelligence recognize that views differ, and while it's difficult to step outside what you've lived through, it's the only way we can get along on this crowded little planet.

*I can see that we all want to share our view of what matters in life, but I can't agree that sharing those views in a way that disparages others is ever, EVER, the right way to go about it.

It's just mean.


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