What is the world coming to?
Schadenfreude: a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people.
I am not fond of this word nor am I fond of “pot stirrers” either. Sure, I have been on both sides of the fence but don’t we learn as we grow up. I told lies when I was a kid many times but gosh it is just way too much to keep up with and so much easier just being upfront from the get go.
I loathe people that try to sabotage others and get fulfillment from it or believe in their deep, hollow, shallow minds it makes them look larger or as a know it all.
Well guess what? You are wrong.
I guess in some sense of the word they are bullies.
It is very sad to see what the direction the world is coming to in how some people treat each other.
Personally we should not call them humans because they could not be one of God’s beautiful creations.
We are all human, aren’t we?
We were born to sin, fail and make mistakes but we should learn from those wrongdoings. We should be allowed a few bad “hair days” along the way? We are not going to always be like we are supposed to be because there is evil there to push and tempt us in any way it can.
Each and every day there is always something going on where it happens nationally on TV, or you hear it on the radio, see it in the newspaper, or maybe while you are out shopping for groceries or buying Christmas presents you might have experienced seeing it firsthand or have experienced it personally.
Of course, then there are many of you completely “mean spirited people” that are the kind of people I am talking about.
I don’t understand getting joy and going out with a vengeance and being mean, by name calling and making fun of people. Don’t people realize they are the ones that look ignorant by lashing out at others and making as a southern belle (which I am not) would say “a donkey’s behind out of themselves." I personally have better words than that but those words would make my sweet Mom cringe or want to wash my mouth out.
Personal attacks at people are not what should be happening at times like these. The world, our countries, our cities, our towns are struggling. We need to join together in times like these and look at ways of helping one another.
Be kind, lift one another up. Constructive criticism is needed at times but to try and break one another is a terrible idea.
Working with the public is not the easiest job in the world. The best advice and quote I ever got was the Golden Rule: Treat another person as you want him to treat you. This is the way it was intended.
For all you “mean spirited” unkind people out there, I hope you start choosing your actions and your words more carefully because you know what they say about Karma!
Lori Spurling is the ad director and publisher of The Daily Courier. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org