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I may be guilty of this. Every time a rant threatens to pour out of me, I always consider sharing it on Facebook or my blog or tweeting it. Who does not?
I revel in the thought of people sharing in my misery or brilliant quips about people or situations I hate.
However, always keep this in mind. Google knows everything. You can delete your tweets or your posts or customize your Facebook profile to exclude people you don’t want to look at your posts, but they stay forever in the internet. You can check. Try deleting a post and then googling it. Chances are, your post is still there.
Although it is so tempting to rant and some people may relate to your rant, the truth is, complaining constantly about your life’s little dramas are not cool anymore. People have their own misery to deal with. And the last thing they want to hear about is other people’s misery. I know I used to whine a lot on my Facebook posts, and I get satisfaction when friends will like my “whine post”, but I just realized I get more “likes” when I post something positive.
Nobody loves whiners, and if you think other people will go along with your hate parade, they might just not. They probably would be laughing at your misery. And do you really need that when you are feeling so down?
A week, a month, a year, or an hour from your post, you will probably regret what you wrote. Someone, somewhere may have absorbed your anger or sadness or hatred (or turned your post into a meme!).
So, the next time you feel like ranting and sharing it, try to censor yourself and bury your negativity. Think of all the positive vibes you can share instead. You will have more likes and re-tweets, too.