Quote of The Day

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Watch your words!

 I've always warned my family to be careful what they
post on Social media! Never post  when angry, or
 anything that can be used against you!  Writing your
  anger into a draft to revisit once the anger subsides
clears your perspective. You may consider asking   
yourself if that's the energy your want to convey '
  to the world.
 There are passionate people who post  issues near
and dear to their values which they may need to 
defend alone one day! That's commendable,
however over time perspectives and ideals
can change. Especially when you're young! 
There are the angry ones who rant and rave about 
nonsensical things, it makes them seem small and petty!
Truly magnifying their character!
The Dee Dees
There are those who tell too much about their children
in embarrassing ways. Things that may one day affect
the child's future!
There are parents who post their children incessantly
until the marriage absolves. Then switch to
 posting a new partner as their main focus! 
Eventually the  children will be able to pinpoint
the  exact moment they became the second feature! 
 There are the chronic whiners. Who find fault
with everything and make sure the world knows!
  An employer peeping in on them might be 
reluctant to hire someone knowing they
are a chronic complainer. 
You have shit disturbers rebel-rousers who rebel  
about anything and everything. They believe in
every conspiracy theory written without
doing their research!
There is the animal rights activists posting
  a barrage of suffering and abused animals.
  Over and over they spam you with these heartbreaking
  images that never wash from your brain/soul!
Even though you are sympathetic to animal causes
it builds resentment towards the person sharing.

People often turn to cute animal videos to alleviate
their stress. Being forced to ingest these horrific images 
for even a few seconds is akin to harassment!  
 That would be a  Click, Block from me!
There are those who explain every detail of their
ailments for all the world to read! One day that 
too could be a butt biter!! At times that works
if you're genuinely seeking resolve. However over
sharing could one day have a huge cost!

Some post photos as though life is a constant party! There
is rarely a hand void of alcohol whether alone or in
a group setting! It doesn't take a rocket scientist
  to figure out how important that is to them! 
Over sharing your treasures is a such a security risk.
 So is counting down the days publicly before 
each holiday! Yet people do it daily!
Some  have no filter what so ever!
They can be enjoyable to read, however
they leave no mystery. Their private life is
there for everyone to disseminate!
The Stumples
What you share online becomes part of who you 
are!  It's rare for  anyone to ask  themselves how
they will feel about these same issues in ten years!
There is a pattern to how people act online.
You see it everyday! The fighters, the rebels,
the caring, the thoughtful, the sage, the passionate,
the arrogant, the oblivious, the naive, the messenger,
 the drinker, the educated and uneducated!
I wonder how many people ever go through their 
social media and have regrets! I wonder if they 
looked at it with a different perspective if they
would be pleased with what they said!
As for my blog, outside of spam there has
  only ever been one comment that I held back 
from posting  because I thought the person
  may have regrets. It wasn't a personal dig,
 but a rather a less flattering passionate rant.
Sure enough I received an email to please 
delete their comment as they had a lapse in 
judgement! I assured them I knew it was just a 
bad moment that I  held it back  and
 considered deleting it!
There are so many good people out there.
Most have really really good intentions!
Maybe they don't realize what they are saying 
could affect them down the road! Many of 
the older ones are more cautious! It's the
young ones I really worry about!

How about you, have you ever had regrets about something you put on social media?


BrownPaperBunny said...

I think Sullivan is just darling!!

I'm not sure if I've ever had regrets about something I've put on social media. I am a social media coach so I'm very, very conscious of what I put out there publicly. I keep my particularly polarizing views to the confines of my home, family and friends, and use social media for positive an supportive pursuits wherever I can. Plus, I thankfully passed my teenage and early twenties before social media existed...so got most of my super embarrassing and poor-judgement days out of the way without online evidence.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful birds and wise words, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Love your spottty duck!

Janet said...

So true! I cringe at times when I read some things online. So far I don't think I have anything I have regrets about saying online. I seldom discuss personal things.

Love all your colorful characters this week!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I don't put too much personal things on social media.
I love your wonderful fancy birds this week Sherrie!
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

sirkkis said...

Your birds are so inspiring and the words very wise. I'm not in FaceBook at all.
Have a cheerful weekend and happy PPF xx

inkslinger said...

Some very good advice there. Pity more people would not take it on board. There is so much bother caused when people post things they later regret. Brilliant drawings. I really like how you use colour.

NatashaMay said...

Adorable birdies! :) I think everything is a learning experience. Sooner or later you (hopefully) learn from your mistakes and move on.

Linda Kunsman said...

I LOVE all your delightful birds!! Very thoughtful post. There's a reason I am hardly ever on FB and really only go on it for art reasons. Best to keep it that way and not waste so much time reading/seeing a LOT of nonsense robbing the minutes one can enjoy using in a more constructive way. Happy PPF!

Keith's Ramblings said...

I rarely post on social media nowadays. There's always a risk of inadvertently coming over as boastful, cynical, overly critical, cringe-worthy or boring! Now, as for my friend Rosey (I'm sure you remember her!) she's always in trouble!

Click to visit Keith's Ramblings!

Carol said...

Your art is amazing this week and as always your words hold lots of wisdom. I'm sure that I have said many things online that I probably shouldn't have but then again that's the way I've lived my whole life . Now I really must get ready to go to work instead of enjoying all of this great art today.

Christine said...

Lovely bird art collection this week Giggles! Since you ask, I have taken at least one post down, I was gossiping about one of my closest friends and months later took it down in case she ever saw it. It wasn't mean, but just too personal and she is intensely private, not that she reads my blog but you can never know.

Andrea Priebe said...

I am not an outspoken person and would rarely, if ever, put something on line that was offensive in any way ... but in this political atmosphere I have stepped out into the open more, not just to vent my anger and show my pain, but to try to bring about some awareness and maybe rally some resistance ... we really can't let our country become a disaster. It is hard for me to put controversial material out there and even harder when I get a nasty response, but I feel we have to be honest and support our values when they are at risk. Your words are wise and I take them to heart ... I hope I haven't crossed the line, but I have to follow my heart.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jan said...

Giggles your art is always so happy and cheerful that it makes me smile! Along with your beautiful birds come wise thoughts. Thank you for both~

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely and colorful artwork ~ and brings such joy ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

Studio Kaufmann said...

Yes I had a personal blog once and I felt I was telling more than I should on it just because it was what people wanted to read....it wasn't good for me in the end. Now I just post my art and a few humourous observations.

Sullivan is one cute little bird xx

Anonymous said...

wise words, I keep my personal views personal and stayed away from social media until recently, for art reasons. Lovely and fun birds!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

With the awful political, racial, and other issues inundating the USA, Facebook turned into a battle ground between a few of my friends. I've always been a moderate with a holistic point of view, so I quickly realized it wasn't worth it to try and articulate points about how all sides have faults. Therefore, I deleted the few comments I made. I now focus on posting pictures of my artwork, my photographs, and Bible verses that I feel speak to current issues. (I don't write opinions, so they're open to interpretation.) I've had a couple of people thank me for the latter, and say they find my posts refreshing amongst many of the chaotic posts these days. Just like you, I try to make a difference through my posts and foster peace amongst people worldwide. Blessings to you and your family, my dear blogging friend.

Faye said...

Love your post and all the fascinating characters you have presented us with, Sherrie. I try not to divulge too much. I would consider it a blessing if you ever see something I have posted that was too personal and you let me know. I mean it. I have friends who post on FB from their vacation sites. I wonder if someone is house-sitting for them. I hope so.
I've tried not to let the political rancor tempt me in retorting. Sometimes that's so hard to ignore. Have a great weekend.

peggy gatto said...

Art is my interest and love the assortment of creations and what we learn free of charge!
Love your birds!!!

Gillena Cox said...

Lots of fun in your work, i luv luv the 'Bridge'

Have a good weekend

much love...

Jean said...

Very wise words! I love all of your birds!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I try to be very positive on SM. even when I am not feeling that way. I read some things on line and think, "OMG how could they have written that" I know some people do regret what they write and once it is out there it is out there, even if they try to delete it. I really love this post. In addition I love these birds. Your art always brings such joy and happiness. Oh and thank you for "the most improved" comment. That means a lot to me.

leekrek said...

your words are so true
loving your birds

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Good Morning,
I love all your colored birds and wise words as usual. I think you must have been a counselor in a past life. You are right about watching our words. There have been times when someone has "attacked me, and because of the surprise,I lash back and say something I wish I hadn't. I did criticize an old friend on-line one time and she was terribly hurt and it took a couple of years to stop feeling awkward in our relationship. So ,yes, I certainly learned my lesson-the hard way.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I don't know why my comments sometimes disappear! Anyway, I love your variety of birds this week and take to heart your wise words.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh how I love all of your little birdies! You are so wise in urging caution when it comes to social media... I think it's easy to post too much information at times...

Granny Annie said...

My mother always told me never to put anything in writing that I would not want someone else to read. Of course I did not always heed her words and sure enough I ended up in trouble.

Love your post today Giggles.

Fran said...

Adorable and colorful birds and really good advice.

Tracy said...

Such wise words. I always try to be careful both in speech and in writing. Words can be so damaging.

Carol Rigby said...

Wise words! I joined social media to share my art and to engage with other artists and I am always conscious of what I say in my comments. Love your little owl in his woolly hat.

June Walker said...

Lovely birdies! I am a fan of your colourful animal and people drawings!

sheila 77 said...

Yes, I am sometimes amazed at the personal information some people share although it can be interesting to see the occasional personal detail on an art blog, that helps to make it alive, I think.
Your art here is tremendous, Sullivan at the top is great, with marvellous colours and a sweet bird in the red forest, and the Dee Dees and Harmonds (!) are fun colourful birds. Do you see them in your garden, haha!
Love The Stumples with their big round long beaks too, great colours, and I like the pretty red flower, so sweet.

Tammie Dickerson said...

My mom instilled in me, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". They have been words to live by. You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar :) Happy PPF! You always have such thought provoking posts!

denthe said...

I love the little white patterns you drew on some of your birds. They look like a special kind of feathers. I never regretted anything I put online. Mostly because I rarely just write something without thinking, but also because I'm very aware of who might be reading it. I hardly share any personal stuff on social media. I give my opinion about things that matter a lot to me, but I'm very careful not to talk too much about friends or family. I wouldn't want anyone else to talk about me either. But you're right, some people just don't have any filter at all. It makes me uneasy to read some of the things people post, and I often wonder whether they realize they're sharing way too much. On the other hand, for some people the internet may be their only outlet for things that bother them... If they can find support with like-minded people, f.i. in a closed group, I think it can be a good thing....

NatureFootstep said...

can´t help it but I love your birds. :) But, of course, I am a birder :)

Irene Rafael said...

Hello, I think you have covered the range of possibilities which may cause regrets (or not?) I agree, it is often the younger folks who post impetuously. I remind myself that social media is a forum read my friends, colleagues and STRANGERS! I read a suggestion about posting that was helpful. Decide what it is you want to share, why you are sharing it and stick to it. The rest can be discussed with friends or family. At least, that's my opinion. Happy PPF.
~~ Irene

Katie Jeanne said...

Oh, you are so wise. Everything you wrote, I was nodding in agreement.

Jess said...

Gorgeous colourful artwork! I always thought I'm careful about how much I reveal online but if you're on Facebook, you might know about the 'memories' they post. Once in a while I get a shock when a 'memory' comes up that I can't even remember posting! It's like I was a different person lol!xx

Indira said...

I agree with you 100% on social media. Good advice. Lovely art.

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