Let me tell you at the beginning - I am a total Coward!!
Today I was watching videos where Celebrities read the meanest tweets they had received. Well, they handled it pretty gracefully.
I, on the other hand would have been devastated. Honestly, I am scared of online bullying or abusing, so much that I steer clear of writing controversial comments or posting anything that can lead to debate. Infact, if a video's comment section is filled with foul language, I jump out of it. Yeah, I am kind of coward that way, we all know when it comes to the The WEB, no debate is healthy.
Why people jump straight into Fs and Maa Behens is beyond me? A conversation turns into a controversy. The intolerance and maturity level of people appals me when they resort to such language. Snubbing is not same as being witty, Arrogance is not same as Attitude, and being rude just shows incompetence not intelligence.
There was one incident when I had shared a wrong post in one of the Linky blogs. Poets from around the world had taken part and shared their works. The moderator was a very decent guy and I had asked him to remove my link as it didn't match the theme. But one Indian guy left such a rude comment on my blog that I was stunned for while. I am not used to such negativity around me. I replied to him with as much decency as my shocked self could think of. Even though it was a pretty awesome group of poets, I stopped writing for it. Frankly I am not mentally strong to handle rudeness. It leaves a bad taste and I am not ready to savour it.
Flick through any popular share on Facebook, and you will see what I am talking about. I have this bad habit of placing myself in place of the victim. It must be distressing to be called with so many colorful names just for expressing their opinion. I have a huge respect for bloggers who can write and handle controversial topics with grace and little bit of cheekiness. They are like my blogger superheroes. I can't even afford to be their sidekick. God I am such a scared crow!
Face to face, bring on any debate, I will prove my point without killing or staining the English language. It is not necessary that people will have the same opinion as yours, but the art lies in disagreeing and tolerating their thoughts without actually murdering them with F words.
I wonder if I am the only coward here :P Do share your views.