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Often times when I’m watching YouTube videos, I’ll scroll down because I want to see how other people reacted to the video. The internet should be a community right? One where we build on each others ideas, give each other constructive criticism, and support those who we believe in. However, we don’t have the right to publically tear down the people we don’t like. Unfortunately, whenever I scroll down to look at the comments, there’s hate, and let me just say: there’s absolutely no reason for it to be. Why would you take time out of your day to watch/look at/read something and write a comment that you know will only hurt the creator’s feelings? Also, know that you’re not only hurting their feelings, but you’re bringing negativity into other peoples’ lives as well. Many a time I’ve read nasty YouTube comments on other peoples’ videos and just felt like crap afterward.

Now, there is a difference between “hate” and “constructive criticism.” Constructive criticism is when you offer advice to someone about how they could make their content better. Constructive criticism can sometimes come off as a little rude, but that’s not usually the way people mean to make them sound. However, I sometimes see these people being hated on as well, which brings me to my next point.

DON’T HATE ON THE HATERS. First of all, they are still people, they still have feelings. Second of all, by engaging, you are giving them attention/promotion that they don’t deserve!If you see a nasty comment on a video, don’t reply to it. Don’t respond. Don’t engage. Instead…

SPREAD THE LOVE! Write a nice comment on the video. Respond to what they talked about. Drown those nasty comments in a sea of positivity, kindness, and love. For example:

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Check out Zoe’s post and Gabby’s vlog on the subject as well.

What do you think?


8 thoughts on “SPREAD THE LOVE

  1. you’re so right. I actually feel really bad for the people who are negative like that. I can’t imagine what their life must be like to make them want to be like that. In my opinion, being happy is way more fun.

    • Not responding can be so hard! I just want to yell at them because I don’t understand how they could be so mean, but then it would just give them attention which is maybe what they’re looking for…?

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