Keep your rant off my social network

We all have bad days.

My cat pees in my bed. I have to work long hours. Things in my house break at the worst time.

Shit happens to all of us. And these days, when it happens, we bitch on our preferred social network.

It’s understandable. We’re a lonely society. We spend time with our devices rather than one another because devices don’t disappoint us.

But when you’re a fountain of endless negativity, even the devices become unbearable.

No one wants to read your rants daily (trust me on this one). No one wants to hear your endless complaints. No one logs into Facebook to read about the pointless drama in your workplace.

When you start obsessively posting about one negative thing in your life, I worry about your health and sanity.

Take a deep breath, put down your iPhone, and take a walk. You’ve got better things to do with your energy than sharing the minor annoyance of your day.

You’ll feel better, and the internet will thank you for saving us one less rant.

4 Responses to Keep your rant off my social network

  1. Janet Kennedy December 27, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I get what you’re saying but have a caveat: Self-deprecating humor in a bad situation can tell everyone that you are frustrated/bummed/angry but still have your head on straight. No one’s life is perfect so the occasional “It’s all gone to sh*t today” is a way to balance all those “perfectly happy” moments that can’t possibly be true either.

    • Jay December 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

      I agree. No one’s life is perfect and humor in the situation helps.

      I just don’t see any value in the nuclear rants about the drama with your coworker or your endless battle with poor customer service.

  2. Claire Wagner December 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    All of it is about avoidance - not doing whatever it is we should be doing to have a productive life, because that’s just WORK, and ranting is not.

    • Jay December 28, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      ugh, how can anyone be productive when we have Reddit, and Facebook, and Twitter, and Pinterest, and…