Rejected Student (Theindifferentmasochist) Bashes University on Tumblr
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a screenshot of a highschool girl’s statement on Tumblr. Apparently, she was bashing the University of Santo Tomas and criticizing the four-century-old university. Here is a screenshot of theindifferentmasochist and her Tumbler statement:
It’s no surprise that this Tumblr statement by theindifferentmasochist about UST prompted almost 2000 shares on Facebook. After this screenshot was shared on Facebook, many people replied in retort.
Some bashed her physical appearance, some bashed her intelligence. Perhaps she was asking for it. Or maybe she was just a really opinionated girl who wanted to let out steam (although perhaps a little too inappropriately). But what bugs me is not what she said about UST – and take note, I am a proud graduate of the University of Santo Tomas. What bothers me is that so many people ganged up on her and decided to attack her online.
Is this really what we do to confused teenagers? Remember, an eye for an eye will make the world blind.
According to some online statements, this girl was apparently suicidal. I have yet to confirm that statement, but someone who is depressed (and perhaps very rebellious and very confused) just might release a hateful statement such as the one posted above. But, as adults, we should know better than to attack her based on how she looks, or on her intelligence. Calling her “fugly” or “retarded” or “fat” is even cheaper than theindifferentmasochist’s careless hate post against UST.
If you think that what she did is wrong and you want to share your opinion, then do so in a mature and scholarly manner. Do not make the mistake of mirroring her brashness. Otherwise, you are no different from her – after all, she also thinks she is right, and she also thinks she is just trying to voice out her opinions – just like you.
Just because you feel that you are right and theindifferentmasochist is wrong, that doesn’t make it right for you to go down to her level and bash her the way she bashed UST. No, you should know better. You should be more civilized. Let’s not be bullies online – I bet you didn’t even realize you’re being a cyberbully. By making insults that are clearly below the belt, you’ll be doing exactly what she did. Let us all be more mature and act our age, yes?
And to theindifferentmasochist on Tumblr, girl, your hatred of UST just might destroy you; I hope you learn to curb it for your own good. If you’re real, that is. (I hope this is not a fake issue produced by a bored person.)