Discussions here on RBI sometimes become quite heated or involve opinions that are near and dear to our hearts. We are passionate people, it’s true, and I encourage that passion.
But please DO NOT LET YOUR PASSION FOR THE ISSUES WE DISCUSS DRIVE YOUR HATE.
I have had a number of people come back to me after a heated discussion or a critical comment I’ve made turns into a barrage of hate mail (from my followers) flooding their inbox. It worries me how my intentions can be turned around and repurposed in such a way by others.
It’s kind of a huge problem that I’ve been trying to figure out how to address because I mean, I don’t have the power to control the actions of others - but I shouldn’t feel like I have to! I can only insist that we not spread hate or bombard others with harmful words.
Bottom line: I do not support internet bullies, I support authentic conversation.
Rage is sometimes appropriate and I fully support a person’s right to feel anger, but keep it within your own space or at the very least try to stop that rage short of turning to hate before you send a message to another person.
There is nothing constructive about being intentionally hurtful. Please stop.