It's a shame when we feel the need to block someone though, don't you think? I've had my fair share of fall-outs online over the years and dare say I'll have to endure some more. But my sensitive nature means I'd much prefer to be everyone's friend, give or take the odd troll of course, and as soon as that comfort zone has been threatened I clam up and recoil back into my own little world. Perhaps in this case my opinion wasn't asked for even though I gave it, and I was a bit out of order for my rather cutting comment. But what was said to me in return was both humiliating and downright rude, and had me reaching for words from the side of my brain that takes no prisoners. I retaliated, they retaliated and I realised there was no point arguing any further with someone I didn't know. My opinion meant nothing in this person's case, because their views were all that mattered. Unfortunately, being a glutton for punishment, I tell myself regularly not to get embroiled in political (or indeed religious) debates, yet there I was, finding myself with an opinion to voice and strong views that I felt I
I think it's quite liberating to block someone from your life. It takes a lot for me to do it but recently I've been hitting that 'block' button more times than I've found myself pouring Vimto into a very large glass. Same with all social media platforms really isn't it. We can all do it. We have the freedom to get rid of the rubbish, then move on. Of course, there are people we'd like to do that with in real life and I'm sure people feel that way about me, but the more I tell myself these ignorant people don't matter, the more I actually do believe it.