Why are we so mean?

dont-be-mean-behind-the-screenIf you’ve spent any time reading the online comment feeds of news and popular culture websites you’ll know that as a society we’re growing more outspoken by the minute. But while I’m all for the polite sharing of opinions I’m not a supporter of the relatively  new belief that we’re entitled to say anything to anyone, no matter how mean and hurtful it is.

If online comments are anything to go by we’re surrounded by some truly awful people.

I’ve been thinking about this for some time but was moved to put fingers to keyboard in the wake of the Queensland state election.

I read mean and hateful comments on a friend’s Facebook feed and decided it was time to speak out.