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Dealing with rude people

P J Martin
Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division

It doesn’t matter what you write, what you do, or what you say there will always be someone waiting to make a derogatory comment about it. Having an opinion is one thing, but being downright nasty is something else altogether.

In this age of social media, it has become extremely simple for people to make rude comments while remaining detached. Most people will not say things to your face that they find easy to say on social media.

If you maintain a Facebook page or a blog you understand what I am talking about. No matter how kind or well-meaning a post, there will be that one person who comments something rude or obnoxious.

I have come to realize that the people who criticize you the most are themselves usually insecure or jealous. They are so miserable in their own lives that they can’t stand for anyone else to be happy so they put others down any way they can.

Many times the best way to deal with these people is to simply remain silent. Let their comment speak for itself. Let that person and anyone else who reads it see it for what it is. Perhaps their comment or question is so snarky that it doesn’t deserve a reply.


“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

– John F. Kennedy


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