Mean Comments Meme of the week
|LEA29 - Mistero Hifeng|
Have you ever been subjected to mean comments online by strangers?
Long ago and far away in a land called the Newly Burgeoning Internet, I was kind of a super star. The web was young then and SMALL you understand. So it wasn't all that difficult to be noticed. What I found was that fame definitely came with a downside.
I regularly got 'hate mail'. This was way before Facebook and forums were fairly scarce so this wasn't a public event -- it was personal. It was still disturbing and it still hurt.
How did you respond to them?
I honestly don't remember. I think I did -- at first -- respond; likely with reason instead of anger. They of course had nothing really to merit their tirades -- only their desire to virtually maim. Along the way I figured out that it was merely jealousy that had them so upset. It had little to do with me personally. I just had what they wanted.
How did they make you feel?
It was very disturbing at first. The attacks were new to me. I had been a fairly in the background gal through most of my life. Studied a lot, honor society all that jazz. A few good friends. Nothing in the spotlight.
Eventually I knew I just had to let it wash over me. That there was nothing I could do to fight against it. It was really THEIR issue, not mine. So I let things pass along without too much thought.
Can you share some of the mean comments you’ve received and your thoughts on them?
No, too long ago and happily mostly forgotten.
Have you ever ridiculed or negatively commented on someone else’s work, actions or personality with the intention to hurt them?
No. I am sure I have made negative comments from time to time -- on forums and the like. But they were never meant to hurt anyone; they were simply my opinion on a situation or point of view.