Just a note to say - try to look beyond words when you read something online. It's often hard to really determine what people truly mean and their feelings behind it. A friend of mine told me recently that some of my sarcasm may be misread on Twitter for instance!
I recently made some new friends online via another platform where we all have a laugh together in the chat area of a streaming website. One of the usual jokers was on watching with us, making inappropriate comments etc and it was all normal. The next day we had a message through from his family to say he took his own life. That would have happened within hours of having conversation with us all online. We had no idea he was feeling that way.
If anybody has ever been genuinely upset by something I've said on here, I'm sorry. At the same time, I've found some of the comments directed at me rather unpleasant and unnecessary when I have simply provided an opinion on a deal. Sometimes it has felt like there is a cool crowd on here who like to run the place. That can isolate people mentally. It works both ways.
It's hard to strike a happy medium between being constructive and treating others well. All I'm saying is if somebody comes on here with a few strong words or opinions, don't immediately think they are a bad person and gang up on them. Maybe behind all of that, they are struggling. On the flip side if you are happy and healthy, think hard about what you say to people online even if they come across as being able to take it.
There are no hard and fast rules on this and I really don't want it to kick off in the comments but learning of that bloke's death got me thinking and I've been meaning to post about it on here for while. I hope everybody is happy and staying well.
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