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Internet "Trolls", Maybe They are Helpful

So I have been spurred on to write this by an image that popped up on my home page when I logged into my computer.
The article and image are not important with regards to this post, but the observation did get me thinking..

Did the "internet trolls" have it right before everyone else??

So we categorize people on their actions, or perceived actions, and give them titles.
*Side note: This very fact I believe is a sign that we really haven't made much progress since, well...you draw the line.*

I'm not going to try and define the phrase "internet troll", but I will try to characterize the information I have gathered in regards to the term.

Characteristics are as follows:
Lots of opinions

Mostly negative opinions

Negative comments on unfamiliar subjects

Viewed by others as the only child living in mothers basement

Doesn't care whether or not you "like" them

Appears to be on a mission to be "blocked" by others..

Ignores traditional/social responses

While these actions could be considered "extreme" in the social media universe, I ask the question "is it value added to critic the actions and decisions of others on social media if they decide to share"?

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Comment by Chris Kelley on March 17, 2017 at 7:48pm

Thanks all for the comments. Your input is well received, and gladly accepted. I like the idea of being able to look into these "dark" or "controversial" aspects of social existence, and apply some healthy discussion to them to shed some light or at the very least awareness..

Comment by Dean on March 16, 2017 at 11:11am

Lol its easy to shut a troll up...just ignore him flat out...and he will vanish.

Comment by 9 on March 12, 2017 at 3:06pm

its a transfer of energy, "trolls" are in a place mentally, spiritually and maybe even physically where they are not comfortable, uneasy (Dis-Eased) or unfamiliar, they are at war with themselves and transfer that energy away by transubstantiation through their criticisms of others regardless of the topic at hand and regardless of their knowledge of it with the purpose of gauging a negative response to their prompting.

If the person they are attacking is in a happy state and starts to respond in the negative, the opposite effect happens for the "troll", they start to feel elated at the responses, and become more intense with their prompting, the more negative the response, the "fun" the "troll" is having and thus the transfer is complete, the longer this goes on and the more negative responses from multiple sources the more  energy is sucked out by the "troll".

They are peanut butter to the jelly of social media...they are an essential piece to the "social" spectrum in that they provide a certain balance to the interactions of others, they are the cause for question and they need not, nor do they require the, sympathy, approval or empathy of others to achieve their aims...they will take their fill, draw from it  then return when their energy stacks are low...

Good topic for consideration...thanks.

Comment by Dean on March 9, 2017 at 5:41am

in my oppinion there are other platforms such as dating sites and facebook to behave in that fashion,not a place where people come for spiritual ideas etc

Comment by Dean on March 9, 2017 at 5:40am

This was an interesting post, however i still will not sit by the same fire as a troll if i had the choice..im not sure what trolls do on non spiritual sites,but i have noticed most trolls like on isn they dont even care about ascension but want to throw thier 2 cents in at every oppertunity for what? So i feel pitty for the ones who want to cling to thier own beliefs instead of truth and ascension.

Comment by Chris Kelley on March 8, 2017 at 11:01pm

I feel pity for those who are not willing to entertain a different perspective other than their own.

Comment by Snodoc AND on March 8, 2017 at 10:06pm

The thought is well worth raising, if only to extend compassion in the multiple directions compassion's loving blanket is meant to cover without prejudice. Think of the temptation, the freedom, the ventilation these open writing spaces offer to millions upon millions of otherwise voiceless consumers! Why, only yesterday, as part of my own campaign to round out my personality in these politically narrow times, I went to a gun shop and held a rifle to my breast for the first time in my adult life. And went away feeling bad for the level of physical impact taking the toll on anyone firing those things. I feel the same pity for people who criticize mercilessly, although even worse for people left in their spray. There must be a way to be bold and iconoclastic in one's instantly published opinions without coming off as snide or unthinking.

Comment by Chris Kelley on March 8, 2017 at 8:55pm

The title is indeed leading..

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