I usually enjoy being on Facebook. God knows why, but I do.
Lately, I’ve been getting more and more annoyed at people who can’t carry on a civilized, rational conversation without throwing out insults. It’s amazing how many people sink to the level of an angry 8 or 9 year old and start name calling and insulting when someone disagrees with them.
It’s a sad commentary on our society that rational discussion and a sharing of ideas has gone out the window.
No longer can you have a reasonable debate of ideas and opinions without someone stooping to name calling or insults.
It’s as if people latch onto an opinion but have nothing to back it up with so they start swearing at you, insulting you and calling you names because they’re unable to give a valid reason for their opinion.
I miss the days of good, informative, mind opening discussions where opinions were backed up with facts or a way to prove what the person believed. It invited open discourse and new ideas and theories. It led to innovation. Now, any innovation is shot down. New ideas are ridiculed. Facts are twisted to suit whatever you want. It is sickening.
I’ll say it again, it’s a sad commentary on our society that rational discussion and a sharing of ideas has gone out the window.