By Madalyn McKnight
Recent discussions on Lizzo’s fashions, Summer Walker’s mental state, and Gabby and Wade’s open support of their beautiful son really unleashed the ugly in strangers, friends, and family alike. I have been giving some people a major side-eye for the last couple of months and even unfriended some people. It’s high time I step away from social media and disconnect from the foolishness. Y’all can be so discouraging and in the words of Kash Doll, “y’all are doing too much.”
I thought to myself the other day that the world would be a much happier place if everyone just minded their own business. If your opinion does not affect the lives of others, why risked getting clowned on the internet for sharing your ignorance in front of the world? So many men, women, and children committing suicide and there are still people who speak vile and hateful things online for clout. So much calamity and tragedy and people find ways to destroy every bit of beauty this world has to offer.
Just mind your business.
It takes less energy than spreading evil and negativity in front of strangers, about strangers. I must admit that my skin is not as tough as the Lizzo’s and Gabby’s of the world. Some writings I am afraid to share for fear of having to get someone together (but just know that my clap back game is undefeated!). People act as though they have never heard the mantra, “If you do not have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. All day, every day, I am disgusted by some comments and blog sites that thrive on the downfall of others.
Try to be positive and be a light for others. Engage in tough conversations in person and let that hurt go, chile! Every time you project your unsolicited advice, it shows. And it’s not attractive. Be the kindness you wish to receive and remember nothing dies on the internet; one bad tweet can ruin your life.
Madalyn McKnight is a Contributing Writer for the Pedestal Project, LLC. A rare blackbird who has the range and a young black professional with impactful words! Follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @singsongblackbird and twitter @singsongblckbrd