The art of self expression …. .. -…. . .-. .

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Knowing how to express yourself can be seen as an art form. An art form that is under attack every single day. I am talking of course about social media and passive aggressive status updates, from seemingly frustrated individuals, who finding themselves unable to confront people they cannot stand, take to their timeline to express their distaste in indirect status updates and/or tweets. You probably have some friends who do this, you might do this yourself and my question is why? What is the point of posting sour updates, directing your anguish indirectly at another person? Is the person in question just supposed to guess what you are talking about? Is the person just supposed to know? effective-online-communication There has been several articles written about this over the years. People venting their dislike in indirect ways, hitting through social networks. (Yes, I wrote that, hitting through social networks). Is it that hard to just say things as they are? I mean how hard can it be? If you don’t like a person, don’t pretend to be friends with them. If you work or do business with someone you cannot stand privately, delete them from FB, if you have a problem let the person know. To use social networking sites to subliminally vent your anger  it’s just as silly as someone walking around being seemingly upset without telling why, because…. hey, you’re supposed to know what that person is upset about…. Well…I’ve found a solution for passive aggressive indirect ways of communication, I will from now on deal with individuals who cannot express themselves in the following manner:  ..- .- -… — .-. .. -. –. Not my fault if certain individuals will have to spend a ridiculous amount of time deciphering what I’m trying to say , after all that’s what they except the rest of the world to be doing, right?

3 thoughts on “The art of self expression …. .. -…. . .-. .

  1. surely sometimes it is simply a matter of expressing frustration, and ire, without having a direct confrontation ….. it may be that they genuinely DO like the person who has caused the frustration, and so would rather aimlessly vent their spleen, instead of upset that person with direct comment. or it may be, that they do not know who was responsible for their current irritation….. for example, I posted recently about the disappearance of a bag of maltesers from the fridge….. that i’d been looking forward to , and putting off having, in order to treat myself with them when i felt i deserved them,.,….. my sense of annoyance and loss when i went to get them, and found them gone, was very real, my post was a Liam Neeson, “taken” pastiche…. 😉 it made me feel better, released a bit of tension, and even got a few laughs…… and therein , may lie the answer to your question… Why? because it feels good.. Because it helps relieve tension internally…. it is entirely possible to express an emotional state without having to make it about someone specific, directly and personally….. whether expressing joy or anger, mirth or sadness, it does not have to be direct cause and effect…. it’s what separates us from the majority of the animal kingdom, the concept of abstraction .

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