For those who feel it’s necessary to negatively comment, by way of the internet, on personal opinion letters to the editor, I express sympathy. I recognize lack of self-esteem and the need to lash out at those we resent simply because we disagree with them.
Hateful remarks are a definite sign of jealousy. Among school-age children, those who spew vicious insinuations, make fun of others and ridicule those who may be superior to them are known as bullies. This unhappy group is to be pitied and prayed for as they trudge through each day, wallowing in self-made sorrow.
Almost everyone has opinions, memorable events, ideas to share and stories to tell. There are those who truly enjoy everyday life experiences, surviving by way of appreciation and a good attitude. These are the ones who do not spend time writing cruel “reviews” simply because they disagree with or dislike someone they’ve never met or spoken to.
Recently being informed of hate-filled responses made regarding various letters I’ve written, guarantees I will never reduce myself to reading such garbage.
We must acknowledge that there are those who cannot hold their tongue, show kindness, or respect other’s ideas and views. Instead, it’s necessary to find fault in those more educated, open-minded and acceptant of what makes each person unique.
Difference of opinion is normal and expected. Hate is unhealthy and slanderous attacks are shameful.
I learned, a long time ago, that forgiving and praying for the enemy is good. Happily, I’m on the right track.