So where have I been recently? I haven't been on twitter hardly at all these past few weeks, (what do you mean you hadn't noticed?)
Let me start this blog by saying I am NOT political, never have been and probably never will be but I hate injustice of any kind.
With that in mind you can maybe see why I sort of fell Into becoming a bit of a mouthpiece on social sites for sick/disabled and vulnerable people.
Initially I was being affected by the unjust changes being brought about by this government, my benefits were stopped and a fight ensued before they were reinstated and I was placed in the group I believe I should be in, although that's not quite the end of the story for me as my benefits will come under attack again at any time I am currently settled and managing on what I get.
So why would I continue to highlight the problems others are having and continue to fight the injustice this government is causing?
Because I care, strange as it may seem to some of you I care about what is happening to others, I always have had bucket loads of empathy for my fellow human beings, and animals, and any breathing thing actually, yes ok maybe my empathy levels are extreme but that is me and I can't change who I am can I?
So I have continued the fight in my own little non aggressive way for the past few years, RTing others, linking to articles etc and having my say when something really made me saw red.
At the same time I have some lovely friends on the social networks that I enjoy a chat and a laugh with and others who I have tried to support at times just as they have supported me when needed.
A few weeks back I made a normal frivolous comment and was taken to task for doing so by an activist that felt my ordinary comment showed apathy and the British malaise that was the problem with 'people' like me.
I answered and a few words were exchanged and forgotten and I moved on, a week or so later I watched the same activist using aggressive language to another person and although I was in no way involved in the exchange it made my mind up for me that it would be best to unfollow this person.
Mistake number one......I told them I was unfollowing and why.
A short exchange of words followed and that was the end of that......but for me it wasn't, I was genuinely upset, upset by the attitude shown towards me.
Now it is possible I AM too sensitive for my own good, things that really shouldn't upset me do, so what do I do?
Do I stay off the social networks?
Do I only follow and talk to my good friends?
I obviously can't harden up or I would have done by now.
Now please don't get me wrong, I am not laying blame at anyone's door here, the problem is mine and mine alone, I am just trying to explain my short absence.
So there you go, I am me, I will get upset at silly things at times and may well need a break from social sites, I will also continue to fight in my own little way.
For me the social sites are many things and we all choose how we use them don't we?
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