14 November 2011

Is your life THAT bad?

I'm aware that we all have bad days, I certainly do as I wrote about before HERE, but something has been on my mind and I want to rant.

Some people (not everyone and no one in particular) seem to feel the need to give out every single god dam day. Be it on Twitter, Facebook or in "real life". As I said, we all have our off days and I wouldn't take too much notice about someone giving out or being in a bad mood for the day, but it's a whole different story when I notice people complaining and bitching constantly about the most ridiculous and materialistic things.

 Have people forgotten how to appreciate the simple things; like life itself? We all have a life, it's not something we think about, it's something that just is.... and that's it. Obviously something has happened in my own personal life that has spurred me to write this post but in general I am quite an observant person. I don't usually feel the need to complain about people complaining. I usually just notice it, think about it and move on knowing that I do appreciate things.

One thing that has struck me as of late, is how casual people can be when it comes to saying quite horrible and serious things. "FML" (Fuck My Life) being the main one that absolutely infuriates me. I regularly see people tweeting this and it really gets to me. (search it on twitter and wait a while. You'll see more and more people tweeting it within seconds) Is your life really that bad that you actually curse it!? I'm aware that it's "just a saying" and I might be sounding a bit dramatic here, but you're still saying it whether you actually mean it or not! I tweeted this a while ago:


Another thing that is quoted regularly is that "life's too short". This is a good thing in itself, but again I think it's overly used and when used, not actually taken seriously by many. I'm a very sincere person. If I say something, I really do mean it. Maybe I'm being a bit too sensitive about the whole thing; I don't know. 

Social media has exploded in the last few years and it's seeming to me that some people are slowly losing touch with the real world and sincerity.  If everything was taken away from you, I'm sure you wouldn't be long realising that it's not all that bad. If  bad things didn't happen we wouldn't know what good things feel like.




14 comments :

Katie_irl@hotmail.com said...

Love this post and so so true.Well said Laura xx

Marian McCarthy said...

Thank you so much! I though i was the only one who was starting to get annoyed with this. It is very infuriating seeing FML written all over Twitter. It is the fact that people are so blase about it now. Anyway I totally agree and a very good read. Well done for being so honest :) x

FitznBitz said...

Thank you :)

FitznBitz said...

Doesn't seem to bother a lot of people so I was a bit iffy about writing this at all! Thanks :)

Lorraine said...

I feel sorry for people who can't see the good in things. Like, if it's irritating to read, imagine how bad it is to live it. As the saying goes, the happiest people don't have the most, they make the most of what they have. You can have everything that other people would kill for and still be unhappy. 

FitznBitz said...

That's a good saying Lorraine. Hard to put into practice I'm sure but def a good one to go by :)

Síle said...

You're absolutely right - I hate "FML", it makes me cringe (I once saw someone use it after complaining about a barista making their coffee with full fat rather than skimmed milk - seriously). But then people who have real reason to complain, who have *actual* problems probably don't have time to spend half their lives moaning on Twitter. 

Lauren - Gotta Love A Trier said...

I know what you mean Laura. I quite like the abbreviatin 'FML' when it's used in a joking context, but when it's someone whinging about, I dunno, a doctor's appointment, or having a cold, and they're serious, it infuriates me too. God forbid something devestating actually happen to them! 

FitznBitz said...

yes this is what I mean. It's almost always ridiculous materialistic things and I know a lot of people don't literally mean FML but still!!

FitznBitz said...

I hate it even in joking context but I know what you mean. It's usually pretty easy to see when people are saying it light heart-idly (which I still don't agree with!!) and actually being majorly pissed about something and saying it. No need for it ever really

Countrygirldoesnorfolk said...

I'm pretty of guilty of moaning, it's all to easy. My Twitter feed does seem to run on with other people venting their woes. A few upbeat tweets is rare. I guess I keep quiet rather than bang on with all the negatives.

FitznBitz said...

Ah yes, as I said in the post everyone has an off day it's just when people go a bit overboard regularly it get's to me. Basically just the FML thing. Ya I keep quite a lot too, just easier!

Kerri Whitehouse said...

I lost my uncle on wednesday it makes you stop and think about things, and how much yourself and other people can take things for granted xx

FitznBitz said...

It's so easily done! It's good to take time out and reflect I think. Condolences on your Uncle passing xo