Responding to harsh comments
" ...parang hindi ka nakatira sa Third World. ...parang novelty sa iyo na mahirap pala ang buhay, ganon pala ang pagtitipid... - not eating out after work, reserving a weekly allowance etc etc. parang ang hirap para sa iyo.
...maybe you mean well when you write, but for many of us who have grown up with this way of life and have endured tragedies brought about by lack of funds, all i can say is - you damn well have nothing to complain about. you don't know anything about poverty or budget
...try selling one of your kidneys just so you can pay for your daughter's chemotherapy. after that, see if you can still complain about not being able to eat out ..."
The above are excerpts from actual comments received by a fellow blogger from an irate commenter. Click here to read the entire post of this fellow blogger, the entire comments from the angry commenter and how the blogger responded.
How one responds to negative comments normally determines what happens next. Either a word war follows or the issue is settled amicably. Many times we let our emotions take control and end up doing stupid things we regret later. We have to remember that we can always control the words we use (most especially true in blogging).
"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you." - Brain Tracy