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Is there a point to being nice to people online anymore?
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Posted 7/17/16 , edited 7/17/16
It seems to me like what always happens on the internet is that I try my hardest to be nice, then everyone's an asshole to me, then I return the favor, then suddenly the site is a safe heaven and everyone's like "Man, Angry's been a real *sshole recently". Lol.
Posted 7/17/16
Where being an asshole is the norm, sounds about right. If you dont confrom you are full of shit. So its ok, letsd all be assholes.
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Posted 7/17/16
You are one of the civilized people, unlike those rude Barbarians. Pity there are lot of them out there! That why I must bring back Roman Empire back and put those barbarians back in their place!

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24 / M / USA
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Posted 7/17/16
I was never nice anyway.

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Posted 7/17/16

rinrakuu wrote:
In your dreams :P
You mean in accel world?
Come on let me see those wings be of some use!

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Posted 7/17/16
I don't know, if I wouldn't have been myself I wouldn't be where I am today. I have lots of good friends all over the place and I'm engaged to someone that I've known for years that I finally got to meet in person recently here.

I feel like with some people being mean to others online (the ones that do this excessively), it might show an underlying source of anger at their own lives personally, maybe they wish they could be someone else or have something else or they feel wronged in some way by life. The types of people that I come into contact with that are like that online tend to have some pretty sorry lives and they won't work to do anything to make their lives better for themselves, so they take it out on random strangers online constantly.
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19 / M / east coast. Let t...
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Posted 7/17/16
It just seems correct. It's not tough to be nice to people if you ask me.
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83 / F / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 7/17/16
The main reason people become disillusioned with being kind is they expect people to be kind in return.

Placing expectation on people is no different than pre-judging them. If you can't be nice without expecting people to be nice in return, then you might as well not try. "Fake nice" or forcing niceness in deference to social norms is worse than being an asshole.

"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine." - Bruce Lee

I personally feel you should be what I call "smart" kind (or smart "nice" of you prefer that word). Being kind to assholes doesn't mean you have to be a chump or taken advantage of. Stay sharp. Be kind, but don't feel like kindness means acquiescing to people's every whim or belief. It's your life, your time on this planet... Don't give it away falsely.

Bottom-line: is it worth it to be nice to "most" people on/offline? I think so, but that's who I am, and that's who I want to take to my grave.
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Usually if you have to ask something is worth it, I'd think you'd be leaning more towards a no. Anyways, I'm not even nice, I'm just honest, I say what's on my mind and how I'm feeling, if it offends you, then oh well. If you're cool with it, then we're cool.
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Posted 7/17/16

Cero_of_Clouds wrote:

Nah. It's the internet. Just be you and let those that judge just judge you. Don't worry about it. You can be nice to me! I like nice. I'm smart, too. And loyal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll9nfNlDLII



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26 / M / Socal
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Posted 7/17/16
meh I'm not wasting my time on assholes, got better shit to do. I give nice people the time of day.

so yeah the point is to enjoy other nice peoples company. and if you're pleasant back, it works out well.

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Rinrakuu, I love you.
Posted 7/17/16
Anymore? We were originally never nice to people online. We just didn't care to talk about real life issues; We were on the internet to escape real life issues. In this day and age, everyone we tried to escape from is found on the internet, so much that we, who originally sought out the internet to escape you, are returning to real life.
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Posted 7/17/16
I don't think the internet would be as magical if people were just as nice on it as they are in real life.
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Posted 7/17/16
I try to be kind most of the time. From personal experience, hurting people doesn't make me feel better or solve anything (often the opposite, in fact). If someone spits in the face of that I either call them on it or cease any interaction with them.

There're roughly 7.5 billion people in the world. Who's got time to waste on someone determined to be irritating?
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