People are just getting more horrible – Trolls

I’ve noticed that over the last few years that in certain places on the internet people are getting more vicious, horrible and generally vile online.

It sickens me that people think it is acceptable to treat others this way just because they are hidden behind a keyboard or a phone.

I have been using a particular website for many years now, and I have made some really good friends through it who I talk to nearly every day and consider them my closest friends, they know more about me that most people.

However, in the last three days, I have been the target of vicious attacks from trolls saying that I am a creep and a pervert. This has genuinely made me angry, and the worst part is that I can’t respond to them because that is just a losing battle and I would have no chance of winning. All it takes is one person to start then all the idiots join in and pile on.

There have been a few people stepping up to defend me on this site, but they are few and far between. On anything, i have commented on in the last few days there they are attacking me.

I am genuinely hurt by these idiots, and I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to let them win and stop using the site I am on every single day.

I know that they are just trying to get a rise out of me, but I just want to have a good laugh and see some funny posts and on occasion have discussions with other people.

The one that annoyed me the most is there was someone on there genuinely asking for help from people as this girl has gone through a similar experience that I have, and I offered her someone to talk to and some advice. And low and behold within ten minutes there was some fucking troll straight in there telling her that I am a creep and only trying to screw her.

I don’t know these people, and I am really sick of them. I have been fighting them for a long time when they go after others, now it seems like it’s my turn. I can take it, and I’m not going to let them win. I just hate the fact that this is the world that we live in now where people think this is acceptable behaviour.

I pray to God that my daughter will not be brought up like that, She will be taught to respect people in the same way that I was.

Anyway, thats my rant for now. I just what to ask has anyone else been through something like this?

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Hey there, thanks for dropping by. My name is Colin, sometimes I go by the name Scottish Legend. I am 34, married with a beautiful baby girl who is the light of my life. When I grow up I want to be a writer. I have written my first novel and want to try and get it published. One day I'll get there. In the meantime I am spending as much time with my daughter as I can. I've been a stay at home dad for the last year and I have loved every minute of it. I post stories, poetry and rants on here and sometimes heartfelt pieces that I just have to get out. Please feel free to contact me via the contact page and I hope you enjoy my work and life. I look forward to hearing from you If you feel like supporting me by buying a coffee would be appreciated

17 thoughts on “People are just getting more horrible – Trolls

  1. I’ve never had a troll but like all bullies they get bored and move on. I am doubly sure to let my kids know that there are actual people with feelings on the other side of the screen and you have to treat them the same as you would to their face. Plus trolls generally have nothing going on in their lives and only want to make themselves feel better by hurting others. It’s crap.

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      1. You would think that there would be a way to stop thier comments, but I guess that’s the downside of the internet. Sorry they’re attacking you and I hope they have epiphanies about their behavior and straighten up!

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  2. It’s very sad and what’s even worse is that it does not stop with the Internet. I’m baffled in real life as I try to understand why people think that it is acceptable to treat others with such contempt. It’s awful.

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    1. It’s not something I’ve come across in real life too often. That may have something to do with the fact I’m 6’6 which some people can find intimidating.
      I’m sorry to hear that it’s something you have dealt with if you have. I just don’t understand why people find it acceptable. When I was a kid I was taught to treat others as I, myself would like to be treated and as my gran would say all the time (when I was fighting with my sister) “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”
      I think this need to be hammered home to people these days. I’ll damn sure be teaching my daughter this

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      1. Good for you and your daughter and I grew up with the same values as you. The golden rule as I often call it and which consist of treating others the way you would like to be treated.
        I don’t understand it either and I find it hard to relate to such behavior. I tolerate most anything but arrogance and treading others as if they are not worthy (with contempt) is a struggle for me.
        But the world is still restored knowing it also has wonderful people such as yourself and that is worth holding on to. Thank you ❤️

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          1. Likewise and it means a lot. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the great work, somehow I know your daughter will grow into an amazing woman and she already is a mini version of her. Hugs…

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