One area that I find particularly negative is anywhere that someone has the option to comment online; far too many people think that they have the right to be verbally abusive to complete strangers, simply because they are not face to face with them. I personally experienced this earlier today and was quite taken aback as it was directed at me for doing something nice! At first I was hurt and stunned at the meanness directed at me, but then I realized, I didn't do anything wrong, my kindness was truly coming from the heart, and that this wasn't really about me at all. This person must be going through something difficult or is just a negative person to begin with and find anything to complain about or other's to take their anger and stress out on. I unfortunately became their target, but I'm not going to let it get to me, as I'm a strong person and have confidence that what I was doing was the right thing.
It was a reminder to me not to let other people's negatively affect to me, to explain my side if need be, and then move on and not engage with that person any longer. I've noticed these types of people will never admit the way they are behaving is wrong or they defend their words/actions by saying they have a right to their opinion. But, there is a difference between having an opinion and expressing it in the right way versus being verbally abusive or bullying. Whenever you are confronted with the latter, the best thing is just to walk away, be the bigger person and find peace and harmony by not letting the other person get to you, and be an example and support to other's who may also be dealing with these kind of issues. It's simply not worth the stress it causes to engage with negativity, on any level ~ create harmony instead.