In times past, I would spend hours having sometimes barbed or downright mean conversations on social media with people who did not agree with things I wrote.
Those days are gone. People still disagree, but now I am pretty quick to jettison them off my posts. They don’t even have to call names. If I deem them disagreeable, they’re gone. So here is how I’ve started to think about things:
When someone weighs in and is rude on a social media platform like Facebook, I kick them off. I thank them for their input and comment that it’s sad that they had to slip away, like a death. It’s like the anti-Rapture. They’ve been called away, unexpectedly, and even while in my heart I believe staying in communication is important, there’s a limit to how much time I’ll spend on these kinds of conversations.