It’s been a while since I’ve ranted on here. But I’m in a mood right now. I tried to finish one of my drafts to post but I just really need to vent so fair warning, this post is not going to be very fun (unless you are a sadist – then have fun!). I was playing around with the idea of doing a weekly Sunday post about 7 things I had been grateful for that week. But as much as I try to focus on being grateful and positive, the world around me seems to be spinning on an axis of negativity. You’re probably wondering what’s going on, so here goes –
The world watched silently as US pulled out its troops from Afghanistan leading to total chaos. The world is again on the fence, watching this madness unravel. The worst part is that in all the power play between world leaders, common people (like us) end up suffering. Praying for Ukraine!
ALL THE NEGATIVITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
I just have to say this – people wanting to get attention and become popular on social media are totally out of control. Everyone seems to want their 2 minutes of fame and are slowly making the whole space so negative. Things that annoy me –
- Evil or wasteful pranks that are passed off as funny
- People finding the need to comment negatively on other people’s posts (posts which don’t effect their life in any way)
- People sharing their opinions on EVERYTHING to appear “woke”
- People with opposing political/religious views fighting in comments
- People sharing THE most boring reels just to somehow get Insta-fame
- The craziest influencer reels that make their lifestyle seem normal (Recently I saw this Indian influencer who gifted her girl friends (20 of them) the Dyson Airwrap (worth USD550) on her bridal shower – like WHAT!!?? )- this sets such wrong aspirations for regular “influenced”people
I miss the days when Instagram was just a beautiful space where people shared photos that they took that they thought were nice. I remember when I first discovered Instagram in 2014 and fell truly, deeply, madly in love. It was such a welcome change from the crazy that was Facebook. I used to love seeing people post pretty photos and appreciating them. But now Instagram makes me SAD.
GETTING PAPERWORK DONE FOR MY BUSINESS
So if you don’t know, I run my own business and we needed some paperwork updated on a government certificate that took FOREVER to do – despite it just being a simple flow of information between two Government portals. Made me really wonder if going digital has made things easier or more difficult since the only way to get any human intervention is to raise service requests again and again!
DEALING WITH VENDORS
My people skills are terrible since I literally HATE confrontations and arguments with people. Unless a vendor really gets on my nerve, I try to calmly resolve situations especially since we are continuously doing business with each other. But sometimes I just want to really bad scream at them or just start crying while dealing with them. I know my conflict resolution skills will hone with time but in the meantime, I am just frustrated with a few vendors.
There goes my first rant for 2022! Sometimes it can be such a relief to just VENT which is why I do these rant posts on here. So if there is something bothering you feel free to rant in the comments!!!!
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