A situation has come up in my life today that has got me angry. A few months ago I was unfriended on Facebook by someone I had spent time trying to help in a time of deep crisis. But I made the mistake of giving some advice about a year after that… unfriended.
That’s okay. But today I found out that same person threw away her “best” friend, and someone I like and admire, for an even smaller misstep. And then she had all her friends unfriend this person as well. Nice…
So I posted that anyone who unfriended MY friend because of this, should unfriend me as well. 2 people have unfriended me so far. One of them said I am a “horrible human being”, and “Thank God” I am no longer a teacher. Nice. I have NEVER bashed the person who started all this on Facebook, or anywhere really – or anyone else for that matter. I have even made comments about great things she has accomplished.
“Thank god you’re not a teacher any longer!!! Shame on you for bashing former students on your FB page! You’re a terrible human being” is the full post. I have done no “bashing” of anyone. I have not been a teacher for 13 years. Why am I not allowed to have my own feelings and thoughts about former students? Is that somehow not allowed??
Here is what I had posted: “A NOTCE to my "Friends"… if you have unfriended (name removed) in the last year and a half because of T.B., then you should unfriend me too! This is NOT right!!!”
Where is the “bashing”?
This has been surprisingly NOT upsetting. It has made me a little angry about how people for Cliques, and try to hurt those they see as an enemy of the clique.