How To Deal With People You Don’t Like

We do not live in a perfect world. There are higher chances that as you progress in life, you will come across several people that you might not jell with or might not like for a lifetime. Some people drive us insane and we like to stay away from such people as much as possible. However, as stated, life at times appears cruel. It throws us into a curveball wherein we are supposed to meet up & interact with people we might not like.

When you meet or come across such people, instead of putting up a fight with them, it is better that you deal with them confidently. Here are some ways in which you can deal with people you do not like:

  • Accept the Fact That You Cannot Get Along with Everyone: As much as you would like to remain all gay & happy with the people around you, life is not a cakewalk for all. Experts claim that the first step to handling people that you do not like is accepting the fact that you cannot get along with everyone in this life. And that is completely fine! It does not imply that you are a bad person. Similarly, it does not imply that the other person is bad either.

 

  • Try Putting in a Positive Stride to Life: If possible, try looking & talking out to people differently. Life, when viewed from a different angle, could offer us a completely new picture that one cannot see otherwise. For instance, your in-laws would not have implied that you are not smart enough. At the same time, your co-worker might not actually be sabotaging you. Even when it is difficult to imagine something positive with the person you do not like, getting furious with him or her could put you in the bad place. Therefore, try putting up a positive outlook on

 

  • Be Aware of Your Emotions: It is important to take note of your own emotions. You have to eventually gain control over how you usually react to situations in life. People will keep driving you crazy until you allow them to do so. Therefore, it is recommended that you should not let your anger go out of control when situations can be controlled If someone is pushing you towards the wrong way, it is crucial for you to observe such intentions and let them go without creating a fuss about it all the time. This will bring you inner peace throughout.

 

  • Do Not Always Take It Personally: Most of the individuals out there have the habit of taking things personally and be saddened by Unless you learn how to get some space out of unwelcoming situations, you cannot achieve inner peace. Therefore, it is recommended to let go of things at times and be at one’s own mental peace.

Learn to live life positively by learning to deal with people you do not like!

Made a Big Mistake? What to Do Instead of Cursing Oneself All the Time?

A famous quote goes as “You are human as long as you keep making mistakes”. Mistakes are a part & parcel of the human life. Throughout our course of life, we keep making mistakes. We all keep struggling and that is a major part of life that must be accepted by all. I remember making mistakes all my life –since I was a kid to even yesterday. I belong to that category of individuals who muster up the courage to accept one’s mistake and then, let it go! It brings down the heavy burden from my heart of not repenting for the mistake my entire life.

Different people tend to have different perspectives when it comes to committing & accepting the mistakes in life. For some, accepting it might not be a cakewalk –it is not for anyone. As such, they end up eating away the insides of themselves cursing one’s own personality the rest of the lives. If you have ever made a big mistake (or even a smaller one), you can try forgiving yourself too. Here is how:

  • Let Someone Know Whom You Trust: The best thing that you can do after committing a major mistake is that you can make someone aware of the same. However, you must be able to trust that person with your big secret. It might seem highly difficult to be vulnerable & to be able to share one’s mistakes, particularly when you are feeling deeply ashamed & afraid of being judged by others. However, the odds are that if someone loves & cares for you deeply, he or she might view your mistake from a completely different angle. He or she might help you observe the positive side of the given misguided action.

 

  • Be Kind to Yourself Radically: If you happen to be the kind who likes to punish oneself right away after committing a mistake, then you must refrain yourself from doing so. It is important to be radically kind to yourself and take preventive measures towards bringing positive vibes into your personality. When we are stressed or tired, we are more prone to making mistakes. Therefore, when you take good care of yourself, you are less likely to make those mistakes in the future.

 

  • Observe That Cursing Yourself is Not Helping Anyone: When you set out on the journey of cursing yourself up after making mistakes, remember it is not going to help anyone. Probably, it will only make you mentally disturbed and even depressed. As per a famous shame researcher, when you tell yourself that “I am a mistake”, it transmits you into the shame cycle that is usually correlated with depression, eating disorders, addiction, and so more. The catch point here is that you need to tell yourself that “I made a mistake” and then, work upon accepting it & correcting the same.

 

Mistakes are highly common. As a human being, it is a common disposal to commit mistakes. Learn from it. Improve yourself!

Scandal; Season Finale

We all have fallen in love with the idea of a prince charming and young tenacious but ambitious woman from the hood. However, we had not imagined it in the President perspective. I am not conflicting with the setting, it is incredible, and the love is just unbelievable. Olivia Pope and Fitz Gerald Grand are such a perfect match that we all agree. Nevertheless, what I cannot seem to wrap my finger around is the fact that with every chance Olivia Pope had to be with Fitz, she fled, or come up with an excuse. She even aborted a baby born out of love, and now I doubt if it is the love or the oval she wants. As a die-hard fan of Olivia Pope, I am terribly scared of watching the season finally; I am scared that Olivia and Fitz Gerald grand will never be happy.

Some of the defining moments in the later seasons have given us hope. We have crossed our fingers and hoped for a white house wedding. For instance when Fitz showed Liv Vermont, a home, where she could make jam and when we learned the truth about Liv’s ring. There was also the time they finally stopped hiding, and Fitz took out his convoy to find his girlfriend. That was literally like a proposal.

To the end of season 6, Olivia Pope chased Fitz Gerald down on the White House lawn, and they ended up making out in front of the press, this is why we are fingers crossed. Maybe now that there is no candidacy to protect, We could finally have our own Royal wedding. Oh yeah, it will be a royal wedding.

Thoughts, thoughts…

Hi guys, I just wanted to share some thoughts with you about life and random things. Have you ever feel like you’re a prisoner of your mind? I believe we have no idea of the power that thoughts can have on us. If we think something positive, we felt motivated and excited about it. But if you think something negative, we feel bad, and we don’t feel inspiration for anything.

I believe that one of the most important things in life is believing in ourselves. I’m working on that; I think that over time, we’ll know ourselves better and we accept who we are no matter what. I don’t know why, but we tend to be something else just to get someone else approval, that’s not fair to us. We should be our best version of ourselves always and be with those who accept us, no matter what.

In every task we made we should put our best and have the best positive attitude. This will help us to enjoy every little thing and accomplish everything wonderfully. Focus on something you love and work hard to be the best. I’ll share with you something that I loved reading and relates to this topic:

“Be happy. Even if the only thing that makes you happy is your morning tea. Live for that morning tea intake. Make it marvelous. Get excited about it. Buy mugs, buy a tea maker, buy a massive stock of teas so you can have an endless variety. Maybe learn how to make it, open up a tea business. Let that small happiness, whatever it is, become your passion. It’s what will keep you alive”. – Unknown.

What do you think? Is like that, right? Is on us make our days tremendous or bad even if we only enjoy one thing. Focus on that, find your path and be happy. We’re most of the time worried about something that has not happened or something that is in the past, and we waist the current moment. Right now, is the only chance we have to make things different and to improve those factors that are bothering you.

I’ll let you some other quotes that I found exciting and help me to feel motivated every day. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

–    “The way gets started Is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

–    “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

–    “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers. I’ll add something more on this one: the future. Don’t let the past or the future affect your current moment.

–    “If you’re working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

–    “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen.

–    “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link.

Until next time guys! Hope you enjoyed reading some of my thoughts.

 

My 2018 resolutions

Hi guys! Happy new year! Yes, I know, that happened three months ago but what can I say? I haven’t had the chance to write you again until now. Time flies and I want to live fully. Like everybody, when the year comes to an end, I tend to reflect on my life and start making new plans. I believe that is a good tradition; even if we don’t follow all of our resolutions is a good thing thinking about our dreams and things that we can do to make our time on this earth, better.

What do you think?

So, my resolutions are focused on enjoying life as it comes, try to live day by day and be positive about all the aspects of my life. Also, I want to create more and do the things that I genuinely enjoy, for example, photography. Why we spend so much time worrying? Only right now, we can do something. The future is unknown, and the past, well, is past. We just have this moment, and we usually don’t see it.

I’ll list some of my resolutions, and I’ll like to know if you feel related to them or not…

–    Appreciate me

–    Living day by day

–    Dedicate more time to all the things that I love to do

–    Be grateful

–    Don’t judge

–    Be aware of the little things

–    Travel

–    Be happy

Basic things but the truth is, they aren’t so easy when you want to put them into practice. Live your life unapologetically is one of the things that I consider very difficult. We´re constantly judging and comparing ourselves to others, what leads us to have an unhealthy life. I sometimes feel so much pressure for fitting in places that I simply don’t.

There’s not a better thing that loves yourself more than anything. We all have things to change, to be better, etc. But we should be aware of those positive aspects and be proud of them too. Don’t you think? Please let me know your thoughts on this post; I’d like to read you all.

Is march already, isn’t that crazy? Before we even notice it, we’ll be in summer. I want to travel so much, to experience new adventures, take amazing photos of other cultures, sunsets, beaches, and so on. I want to appreciate little things because they’re sometimes the biggest ones. When I took a photo of the ones you may see here, I feel so happy and beyond grateful.

Witness a sunset, flower, mountains or any setting, could be so enriching. Sit down in your favorite spot and despite thinking about all the things, just see around you. See it carefully; you may notice something new; you’ll acknowledge your surroundings. Life is beautiful guys, and we just have to find our path and happiness; doesn’t care what others think about it. Be you, live in the moment, and I think that we be gladder.

Write to you soon!

My Summer Wishlist

Hi guys! How’s the weather treating you guys? I don’t know about you people but I cannot stand the heat. And with summer coming, heat is what we’ll get in spades. This is why I started thinking a lot about summer and what I want to accomplish then.

Without further ado, lemme share my summer wishlist!

Get a new hair color job

I’ve done blue and I’ve done purple and I’m just d-o-n-e. So I need a new style and I need a new shade. I was thinking something spiky and short. It’s going to be low maintenance and will help keep me cool. What I haven’t decided is the color.

I was thinking of something that’s sunset orange. Or something similar.

Holding a summer cook-out

If there’s anything I have ever yet to do, that would be to grill meat. So I figured that summer would be the best time to do so. It’s also the perfect excuse to have the gang over for some summer sun.

What sort of meat is best? Do you always need to have gravy? Would coal be best or wood chips? What sides go best with meat? What cut of meat for pork would be best? What cut for beef? What other meat is best for a cookout? How long do I need to cook it? What other ways of grilling are there?

This is partly why learning how to grill is so exciting. There are so many factors that need to be thought over and planned out. It’s basically the perfect thing for someone who likes to plan or overthink (ahem , that would be me).

Get a tan

For real, this time. As you know from previous photos that I’ve posted, I’m suuuuper pale. I want to see what’s the big deal with getting a tan and if it’s anything miraculous. I mean, there’s got to be a reason why like 80% (even our president) of the US is obsessed with looking like a cheeto.

Of course, I won’t be hitting the tanning booths. Instead, I’ll be relying on good old mother nature to do me a solid one.

Start a better night time skin care regimen 

So I only recently discovered the joys of moisturizing. I have to say, it honestly felt like snow gently landing on the surface of the Sahara and giving it a little hug. I also recently discovered those cute face masks things that’s so popular in Asia–specifically in South Korea.

I did this little thing where I put the entire face pack in the fridge for about 20 minutes before I was going to use it. O-M-G. It felt heavenly! It’s a really good way to wake up if you’re feeling sleepy AND it’s a good way to care for your skin.

Why would I want to fight sleepiness at night? You never know when the next term paper would require extra procrastination so cramming sessions will be necessary. Don’t say you’ve never done that before because I *know* that’s a lie. Everyone in the history of the world has crammed at least once in their academic career.

 

Female Anime Characters I Hate

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have at least heard of anime. Most elder people in the western sphere of the world may dismiss them as “cartoons” but that’s because they not at all inclined to really take a peek into new things.

To be honest, I don’t even remember what age I was when I started watching anime. I do, however, remember the very first anime I got watch start to finish: Yaiba. I was completely hooked. So since then, whenever there was an anime that piqued my interest, I’d find ways to get my hands on them.

Through the years of anime watching, it is eventual that there will be favorites that will form. What’s even more eventual is the formation of a list of anime characters that regardless of how many years pass by, you’ll still hate them. Like really, really, hate them. My friends know that if they want me riled up, all they need to do is mention the names of the people on this list. Without further ado, let’s get cracking!

NOTE: This is MY list. So you’re welcome to your own opinions–SAME AS ME.

4.) Akane Tendo

A lot of people love this girl. I’m just not one of them. She’s short-tempered, often irrational, contradictory AF, and expects Ranma to be a mind-reader. Not to mention that accompanying her temper is her explosive tendency for physical violence.

Most of her fans have excused this because that’s her character; she’s a Tsundere (a girl who isn’t forthcoming about her true feelings). She nags A LOT. A lot of the issues in the anime wouldn’t even happen if it wasn’t for Akane getting herself into danger or having another epic misunderstanding and stomping off. I get that if the misunderstandings didn’t happen, we wouldn’t have an anime. HOWEVER, it’s more of the same every time. Ranma says or does something dumb or more often that not, gets caught in a compromising position with another legitimate fiancee and Akane loses her shit. This is all under the premise that she doesn’t want to marry him to begin with yet she goes off huffing her chest and being upset.

It gets pretty old after the second incident. Bleargh.

3.) Seryu Ubiquitous

Although she initially appeared as a kind and compassionate person, Seryu is ruthless, psychotic and unstable. She was seen to enjoy killing to a high extent those of whom she considered to be evil, almost as if it was a hobby.

Seryu had a twisted sense of right and wrong, bordering on a completely black and white view of the world: seeing the authority of the immensely corrupt Empire as absolutely right, and its enemies as pure evil. She was fully committed to her duties and relished fighting for the imperials. Her twisted view of justice caused a level of distrust towards her by her own teammates, as well as the entire imperial forces on occasion, as she brutally murdered a group of captured prisoners before her team could interrogate them.

This sense of right and wrong is so twisted as she lacks mercy of any kind. She has stated that evil deserves no mercy, which is ironic as that is the one thing which separates justice from vengeance or even common murder. She is also hypocritical. On her first mission in the Jaegers, she said that justice always fights fair and square, along with attacking head on, but in her fight against Night Raid, she used rather underhanded means to try and win. Using a hidden gun in her mouth, she paralyzed Sheele so Koro could kill her. She also tried to kill Tatsumi and Mine from afar using her long range weapons with no warning, basically performing a sneak attack to kill them, which would have worked had Mine not caught the scent of gunpowder.

She’s psycho with a capital P.

2.) Yui Hongo

I’m not ashamed to admit that I really, really disliked this girl when I was watching Fushigi Yuugi–even from the get-go. She struck me as someone who hid all her crazy under a calm, intelligent, mature demeanor. As a general rule, I find it suspicious when a young girl who is goofing off with her friends is very blase to the point of not really contributing to anything.

Yui’s character has quite a following as she’s toted as a victim and a tragic person. In a way, she is. She was manipulated over, and over, and over again. Who wouldn’t feel bad about that? Lemme tell you who: ME. For someone who prided herself with her capability of trusting her best friend and her intelligence, she was a pushover for Nakago and his machinations.

Not to mention that it was her jealousy and vindictiveness that caused a war to break out and so many people to die. She treated her own set of Star Warriors as tools and not really people. Like, sure–that was Nakago’s influence as well but are you telling me that this intelligent person is unable to form her own frickin’ opinions? The way she lied and cheated Tatara out of the Shinzaho that was his ONLY keepsake of his lover. Despicable.

Turn after every turn, her stupidity causes the lives of innocent bystanders. You can argue that she changes and matures in the latter parts but to me, that’s just too late the hero.

1.) Meer Campbell

Oh dear lord…where do I begin? I never thought it was possible for a Coordinator (Genetically Engineered Human) to be stupid but here she is, proving to me how wrong I am.

1.) She willingly underwent surgery to look like Lacus Clyne
2.) She sleazed up Lacus Clyne’s image
3.) She allowed herself to be used as a pawn
4.) She repeatedly tried to sleep with or kiss Athrun Zala
5.) She honestly believed she was Lacus Clyne
6.) She tried to have Lacus killed

You would think that someone who is a professed fan of Lacus would allow herself to be used to “take her place, only temporarily”. I get wanting to be someone you admire and reaching that same level of success. But at the end of the day, you should know that you’re a different person altogether. No one else around you should be forced to go along with your psychosis.

She tried to do this several times with Athrun Zala under the excuse that he was Lacus’ fiance and therefore, should be sweet towards her, y’know–the fake Lacus. Countless people have tried to defend this parasite with the idea that “if you’re told a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”. Whatever.

You can argue that she saved Lacus from being shot. I’d like to point out this was only AFTER she also got shot at by the people who were supposed to be protecting her. You can try to spin it whatever way you want but there is still no justification for Meer’s actions as a whole.

Personally, I think that bullet was far too gentle an end for her.

 

Highgarden or Winterfell?

I spent the last six days binge-watching the six seasons of Game of Thrones. Don’t judge me–I know a lot of you has done the same or would have done the same if you could! One of my good friends is rather smug about how when Game of Thrones started airing, suddenly there were fans everywhere. Picking their houses and what they think they are. He’s been a loyal Targaryen supporter since day one, he says. I think that has something to do with The Last Dragon, Rhaegar Targaryen.

As for me, from the moment I read about them, my heart was captured by the House Martell. I think that the TV representation of them is severely lacking. But, oh well–we can’t have everything we want. Which is probably why they are actively avoiding casting anyone to play Rhaegar. I don’t think they would be able to satisfy anyone regardless of who they choose.

Anyway, as I was watching the visual representations of the different houses in Westeros and the cities across the narrow sea, I wondered where I would like to live. House Martell lives in the desert so you can expect their climate to be hot. This can also explain for all the skimpy clothing the women were seen wearing. I don’t really think I’d do well in a place where warmth is common place. However, the Water Palaces were lovely. It was described as jewels in the desert–sparkling and comforting. The oasis in the vast cruelty of the sands. So I suppose it has charms unique to it.

King’s Landing, by all the descriptions can be glorious but rather smelly. I suppose the capital is only nice if you live in the palace. But anywhere else on the thing? It’s been described as an utter nightmare. The smell is atrocious. The crime rate is the stuff of nightmares. So I’d have to say that I would never want to live in King’s Landing. Not to mention the fact that if anyone was to make a play for the throne, King’s Landing could barely withstand a siege. It does have a port of entry which means that traders and good come here directly. Any smart trader would not ignore King’s Landing.

Winterfell, is way in the north. So it’s all cold and frozen tundras. It even snows in the summer. However, a bonus is that the people and the homes there are built for hard winters. They have learned when it would be best to plant and what sort of crops can withstand the cold. It also means that should winter ever hit, the people in Winterfell have the highest probability of survival. I wonder what they have to eat there during the dead of winter–potatoes? Cabbage soup has a certain appeal to it. They have tougher livestock, too, I bet. So Winterfell sounds pretty ideal. I love the cold. I also think it’s a pretty wonderful thing that Winterfell has hot spring water flowing through the walls. I don’t know how they achieved it but it was that Brad the Builder was certainly known for.

The Riverlands, tons of fish and fair weather. They a central hub for traders who are travelling from the north to the south and vice versa so I bet they have their pick of goods. Cat Stark was from The Riverlands and she never quite adjusted to the North despite being given the warmest room. But then again, she was never the type to adjust. Riverrun seems like a nice place to live but they must have a major mold problem if they’re not careful. The Twins where the Freys live is often described as a really, really unpleasant place. I guess it only matches those who live in it.

Casterly Rock is nicely situated atop a cliff surrounded by other castles loyal to them. They have a port which grants them access to trade that King’s Landing has too. However, they would probably show the better goods here since the Lannisters pay well. Also, there’s the extra security that their goods won’t be demanded as a tribute for the crown. So Casterly Rock seems good but simply out of principle, I wouldn’t want to live here.

Highgarden is where the House Tyrell’s seat of power lays. They have command of coastal lords which means they are rich in oceanic goods. This also means that they have a Naval army that is something to behold. Highgarden also has massive fields and a climate that ensures bountiful harvest. This is the main reason why they were able to help King’s Landing and secure Margary Tyrell the position of being a potential bride for Joffrey. So in terms of resources, Highgarden is a good place to call home. However, they’re also the least prepared for winter. Their infrastructure will not be able to withstand it. Their people are not used to it. So should a hard winter come–one that lasts a generation, Highgarden and its people will not survive.

The Eyrie–who wants to live there? Not I.

So if I were to decide, I would probably be torn between Highgarden and Winterfell. I am drawn to Highgarden because of the bounty but also drawn to Winterfell for a higher survival rate. I’ll let you know when I really come down to a decision.

What about you guys? Where in Westeros would you want to live?

Four Reasons Why People Cheat

Recently, my friend Reggie and I got to talking about a pretty interesting topic. He shared with me the story of his older brother who seemed like he had it made. Great job, fancy car, impressive house, works like a demon–the whole shebang. Yet now, older brother is rather prostate with grief as he found out his girlfriend cheated on him. So Reggie, like his brother, is wondering why would have made a girl cheat on someone who was pretty much set?

Well, while I can’t speak for the whole of woman-kind, I really got to thinking some reasons why girls cheat. Then, I started to think about why people, in general, cheat. Cheating isn’t something that’s contained with one gender, after all. So today, I share my thoughts with you.

1.) Insecurity

When people have something they intrinsically lack within themselves, they often try to fill the space with other people. Other’s people’s affirmations, their attention, their love–the list goes on. It’s like they use their partner and hammer them into the crack of what makes them whole. Of course, when that doesn’t work, the gaze turns elsewhere.

I’ve always believed that you don’t go into a relationship to “complete” yourself (sorry, Jerry McGuire). When insecure people get into a relationship, it’s like a gardener with a plot full of weeds sprinkles in some new seeds and expects a healthy garden to grow. Weeds, when given enough time, choke out even the strongest plants. Cheating is the equivalent of adding even newer seeds without taking out the weeds. It may give the hope of a different result but it never changes.

2.) Narcissism

A narcissist’s actions are based only on one thing: to make themselves come off as awesome. Anything that they think adds to their legacy, hype, or reputation is welcome. So, of course, cheating is game. Narcissists often like the prestige of being in a relationship but they also want to keep the feeling that they’re highly desirable.

Basically, narcissists cheat to prove to themselves that they’ve still got what it takes to entice or seduce another. It really isn’t about their present relationship, it may even seem that there’s nothing wrong, but to a narcissist, that isn’t what is at stake. How they perceive themselves and how they think others perceive them is more important than a relationship.

3.) Pursuit of Security

Sadly, there are instances out there wherein money takes the prize. Society refers to these people as mercenaries. Their love goes to the highest bidder. If you’ve ever watched an episode of Gossip Girl, that’s pretty much what the character of Lily Van der Woodsen was at the beginning of it all.

The misconception about mercenaries is that they all come from lower income bracket homes. Mercenaries come from all sorts of backgrounds. What their common characteristic is that they place their monetary security over the feelings of their partner. Should a better deal come along, you can bet that’s where they’ll go.

4.) Lack of Emotional Affirmation

I’m thinking this might be the case of Reggie’s brother. While he was able to provide financially, there might be lapses in other areas. From what I know, Reggie’s brother, um Mr. K, was a bit of a workaholic. His goal was to make his family secure so he worked really hard. He was often away on business trips and was quite unavailable for downtime.

This may have led to his girlfriend feeling second fiddle to his goals. When emotional needs aren’t met, no matter how secure you can be financially, you’ll still end up in a pickle. People are emotional creatures. We crave connection. There’s nothing quite deadly to a relationship than a lonely partner. If they feel lonelier with you than they are without you–chances are, they’ll start looking in other places for the affirmation they need.

 

Ugh. Keep Gore Off My FB!!

Hey guys, hope you’re all buckled in because have I got a rant for you! So picture me–done with chores and winding down for the night. What does any girl my age do? Go on social media of course! So I’m in bed and slowly getting sleepy right? So I figure it’s going to be a pleasant start to my snooze date with Orlando Bloom when BOOM! A “live” human autopsy right before my eyes.

No, I’m not kidding. I seriously wish I was.

First, they show the deceased body that will be dissected. So I figured that they’re just going to show that and then have the people go to a link where they can watch the whole thing but that’s not what happened. I get treated to the sight of a scalpel slicing through the torso of whoever that was.

Why would they show something like that LIVE on Facebook of all things? Sure, I suppose medical students might find it educational but seriously that’s some pretty graphic stuff and it shouldn’t be on social media. Or at the very least, FB shouldn’t slam it in my face merely because some doozy on my friend list decided to comment on it.

I tried reporting it to Facebook and they didn’t get back to me until much, much, MUCH later. They said that they’ll be limiting that to audiences 18 and above. Yet they never said anything about removing it from circulation.

Hey, Facebook. How about giving people the option to choose whether or not a live video starts to play? It’s one thing for the other stuff that’s shared on the platform but when something is “Live” people should have the option of it not running unless pressed or activated. You don’t really know what you’re seeing “Live” after all. It could be something as innocent as a puppy trying to climb stairs or it could be something as gruesome as a live autopsy. Or the poster should at least be considerate. They could have at least had a big warning as a caption to tell people that they’ll be showing something pretty graphic.

In any case, social media really needs to tone down with the “happening RITE NAO” movement. I’ve always told my girlfriends this and yes, even my mother. Not everything should be shared on social media. 

It’s like those people who share smiling selfies at a wake. It’s in poor taste and honestly, really speaks of the low character and improper upbringing of the uploader. What I want to know is that are there categories or security checks in place before a person can go live? Do they get asked the theme of their subject? Does Facebook make sure that no illegal content is streamed or do they have to wait for complaints to start flooding in before acting? Also, Facebook needs to take reports like these quite seriously. You never know when some crazy person out there is going to live stream a murder.

So I’m pretty miffed that my night got disrupted–could you have gone to sleep right away after seeing something like that? If anything, I’ve learned that I need to prune my friend list and I should also be careful about what I like or comment on since it shows up on other people’s news feeds.

And, finally, I learned that Facebook’s report system is flawed and delayed. I suppose that’s understandable given that they must be getting a LOT of reports but isn’t Facebook a large company? Maybe they should put in more people to really be on the front lines when it comes to customer support. That would create jobs, wouldn’t it?

Anyway, that’s pretty much it. To whoever is currently thinking to uploading stuff like that Live–please be considerate. Have warnings in place and really think things through before adding your content.