If you follow Odyssey on Facebook, or any social platform really, you've probably seen them. The people who only have negative things to say. They pick apart the articles shared. They call the authors named. They criticize Odyssey. But why is this necessary?
Didn't your mamas ever teach you 'if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'?
I've experienced the rude comments firsthand. Followers tore apart my words, simply because they had a different opinion. Of course, I still sleep nice and sound every night knowing you despise my words, but I just simply don't understand why there is a need for the things some of you say.
Maybe you disagree with what is posted, but that doesn't mean you have to be negative Nellies.
Your negativity doesn't affect us, but it's certainly not needed either. If you don't like what you see, all you have to do is keep scrolling. Or if it bothers you that much, don't read that specific article. It's a very simple solution, my friend.
One of the biggest problems in the world today is that too many people let small things offend them. It is okay for someone to have an opinion that is different from yours. It is okay for someone to voice those opinions. We all have the right to do that, but we can't hate each other or start arguments simply because of a difference of opinion. That's not going to get any of us anywhere.
Some of Odyssey's writers use their voice here, express their feelings, or really just say whatever they feel they need to say. Some people use that voice to talk about sports, movies, TV, technology, politics, the list could go on.
But it's just kind of rude to criticize someone and take away their voice, just for expressing their thoughts.
So, to the negative Nelly in the comment section, remember the golden rule: say something nice or don't have anything at all.
And you, Odyssey writers: keep doing you, rockstar. Like Taylor Swift once said, haters gonna hate...shake it off!!!