Recently, I downloaded whisper on my phone. If you don’t know what whisper is, it is an app that lets you make anonymous confessions. I like the fact that you can get things off your chest without anyone knowing your identity, but there is a downside; rudeness.
When nobody knows your identity, you can say whatever you want without dealing with the consequences. The thing is, somebody is paying for your hurtful words. Just because you can’t see the person you are talking to, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a real human being reading your words. Your words can scar someone and trigger emotions that can’t be just brushed off.
Honestly, I don’t understand why people would want to be rude to strangers. Hurting someone will not accomplish anything. When you can build someone up, I don’t understand why you would want to tear somebody down.
A lot of great people use this app, but I don’t think I will continue. The negativity isn’t worth it, in my opinion. There is a difference between being genuine and being rude, and a lot of the users don’t get that. I just think it’s unfortunate that anonymity encourages people to hurt the feelings of others.
Be kind always.