Combating Negativity

• 23 September 2010

I recently stumbled upon a post that sounded interesting initially, but actually grew quite ugly as it went on...and then there were the comments. This experience made me ponder the subject of negativity, and why we can be so down on others at times. Since when did anyone feel better after putting down others? One of the characteristics I most admire about a person is his or her ability to be happy for others...always...despite what is going on in their own life. It's so admirable, so noble, to be in a place where you constantly think of others and are happy for their successes.

What about you? What is the quality you admire the most in a person? What do you do to combat negativity in the blog world?

Update/Caveat: I am by no means insinuating that it's bad to never be grouchy or to have a bad day. This morning, in fact, I felt quite cranky after my sleepless night with our newborn. Sometimes you just have those kinds of days! The negativity I am referring to above dealt with people who left comments on a post that were personally attacking. Style preferences, blog management, parenting methods, and even people's religious faith were targeted. The kinds of comments left were those you think adults have already risen above.

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