To respond or not to respond

Beyond these 👇 goals, it's not worth it to invest emotionally:

  • Defend your reputation.
  • Correct misinformation.
  • Find a resolution.
  • Show others your page is a safe space.

When you do want to respond, decide whether to be serious or funny...and to respond in public or private.

There's no harm in standing your ground on issues that you believe in.

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Should I Respond to Negative Comments on Social Media?

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The big picture
  • There's a good and bad side to everything. Make your choices wisely because they set the tone of your life.
  • It's okay to set boundaries and curate your friends and following list.
  • Don't let others control your strings by playing their game of negativity....the game of "getting back". Life's way too short and expensive for that.

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When to ignore

It's a good idea to add delete, report. or block to your decision -

  • When you feel the content has got nothing to do with you & only reflects the other person's own issues. 
  • When you come up against trolls because they get their fix from negativity...nothing to do with you personally.

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How to respond
  • Be positive. It's your choice whether you mirror the other person or stick with your personality.
  • Be polite. Not everything deserves emotional investment.
  • If it's something genuine and the presence of audience is affecting their approach, shift the discussion to direct messages.
  • Use your sense of humor. It's refreshing to not take life so seriously always.

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