Long ago, the Internet was just a tool used by people to find out information, talk to old friends, and play games. But lately, it has turned into a war zone.
On the Internet nowadays, a person can do almost anything. They can sing the praises of that pathetic cyber-terrorism group that has the sole hobby of being trolls and attacking the wealthy, the successful, and the happy percentage of the population--Anonymous. They can personally attack a woman who poses no threat to them, a woman with a couple horrific medical conditions, a woman who was and always will be stronger, braver, smarter, and more sane than the attacker could ever hope to be--a woman such as Patricia Nicklaus. Heck, a person can easily create a false e-mail address and a second and also false Newsvine account.
What some people fail to realize, however, is that there is a barrier between real life and the Internet. Some people perceive the Internet in such a way that they wholeheartedly believe the person they are attacking is their next door neighbor. However, this perception is a false sense of security. But why should that matter to them? They'll probably never meet the person anyway.
Sometimes, I even want to meet the person who attacked Pat N over the Internet face to face.
I do not like using the Vine to send messages to people. After all, the purpose of the Vine is to discuss news and put information out to the public. Stuff like that. Not for carrying out personal grudges.
However, my message is a clear one: Please end this game. It is not helping you, and in the end, Karma will come back to haunt you. What goes around comes around. In the end, nothing is gained except for the slight swelling of an injured ego. Nothing is gained at all. Those words and those posts...eventually time will just erase them all and they will be worth less than nothing, which is what they are worth right now. So what's the point of doing all this? Is it fun? Is that all life has to offer on your end of the screen?
I don't believe for a second that life can be so dull as to create a hobby out of attacking somebody you have never seen. I believe the person who attacked her can still turn over a new leaf and see the beauty in life, and be grateful for other human beings despite all of our little flaws. I believe the person who attacked her isn't an evil person, but rather a lost and lonely person trying to find a friend but has no idea how to do so.
I believe you can actually be a good person, if you really tried.
So enough of this war. Right now, there are more important things to think about. Right now, there is a life to live. So please, go live life away from holding a grudge against a woman you will never meet. It will only accomplish nothing.
I've put my sword back in the sheathe. Please don't prove to me that I am the only mature person in this so called "game." After all...do you live in Real Life, or have you been hopelessly sucked into Internet Life?