Top 5 annoying things on Twitter #ShutUp!

Since recently opening my very first Twitter account, I have become the Twitter addict. #Amazeballs!
I love Twitter right now and it’s great for growing businesses and networking in the online world.
But there are a few things that really get on my nut and get me all hyped up and make me write articles about how annoying it is.

Here, I am going to share with you, my top 5 most annoying things on Twitter. #HashTagWhat?

1. When you see high school kids talking about “you haven’t got a job because you left school without grades or a degree-stupid dumb ass!”

I just want to point out that even I left school without grades or a degree under my belt. While it’s great to do well in school, if a young person doesn’t do well in school it doesn’t mean that it’s the “be all and end all”, that their life is over.
Some of the greatest people you see left school without grades or anything and are now multi-million dollar making modules of success.
Don’t rely on school, kids!
It’s such a ridiculous assumption to make and it really angers me so if you could just stop believing that, it would be great.

2. Photos of naked women
This is a big issue on Twitter.
Hello, where are the naked man photos?
And the caption underneath which reads, ” damn, she’s got some cow titties”.
Yes, it is funny. But, it is disgraceful.
Let’s be real here, when did it become acceptable to post photos of naked women on our timelines, depicting and commenting on the shape of their bodies?
When will people ever accept that everyone is different but unique in their own way and no one, absolutely no one deserves to be discriminated against in such a horrific and disgusting way.
Ladies, if you want to send naked photos to a guy, make sure he’s the one for you first and that he’s not going to mess you around.
You can do this by doing a little something I like to call, WAITING. Remember to respect yourselves, because no one else is going to do it for you.
Men (notice that I didn’t use gentlemen in this instance), have a little decorum.
When you post those photos, no sane woman is going to look at that and think “hey that’s attractive, why don’t we go on a date with this guy?”.
In fact, it is disgusting, repelling and says more about you as an individual than anything else. #Sicko!

3. Racial or any other kind of discrimination
This is one of the main reasons as to why I personally ‘unfollow’ people on Twitter, because the one thing I pride myself on, is sending out an inspiring and hopeful message and the one thing I despise and loathe, is discrimination in any shape or form whatsoever.
For example, if you’re going to tweet “that girl so fat and ugly, that guy looks too white, that girl is so ratchet, that child needs to go on a diet, that b**** too black” then I can assure you that I WILL NOT be doing business with you, I WILL NOT be sending out your message to others and I MOST CERTAINLY will be deleting you from my ‘Followers’ list.
People, this is 2014. Isn’t it about time that we stopped hating on human beings as they are and started hating on wrongful messages and actions?

4. Direct Messages from random people saying “Hey baby, how’s your day going?”
When you click on their profile, you see that they have little to no followers and they’re profile picture is of a guy with extremely protruding eyeballs.
It’s just weird.
Please stop.

5. Those ‘people’ who follow you promising to make you a million dollars in six months
Look, I am not going to allow you to make money from me okay?
If I do your dirty work, you get paid, and I get-pennies. No way, Jose. Not going to fly.
So, no I don’t want to follow you.
No, I don’t want to subscribe to your newsletter.
No, I do not want to buy your package which is going to show me how to make money.
I know how to do it already!

Agh, vent over!

Society, stop hating and start caring!

More and more we are all hearing about the giant numbers of people unemployed around the country.
And more and more, we are hearing about how unemployed people are taking advantage of the state by taking their monetary benefits.

You full time workers may know these people as, those who “sponge off” of us taxpayers.

All too often, I hear a lot of people talking in a very negative way of unemployment and those who take state benefits.

“These people living off of the state are losers and wastes of space
Why don’t they get a real job?
Because they’re lazy!”

I’m not here to tell anybody what to believe or to tell anybody that they are right or that they are wrong.

But after seeing and meeting some of the people who live off of state benefits, I believe that I should share this with you.

Some of these people, are women, young and old, and men, poor and dirty.

Society looks down at these people, because that is the thing to do.
That’s what some “tough workers” do “because they have authoritative rule over these people seeing as they pay their taxes in for others to live, sitting around all day doing nothing.”

The fact is, and what you don’t see is, that some of these women and men have dreams.
They want to find employment. They want to live the lives that they are seeking for themselves.

Granted, we all know that their are people out their in our country, who choose to take state benefit because they “can’t be bothered” to bust a gut and work for their bread.
These people who don’t live truly will meet their end eventually.

But the other half of this community have dreams, and they are real people with real lives.
These young women want to be someone when they grow up.
These men want to leave a legacy for their children and their grandchildren.

When talking to one of these people, they told me that
“society looks down on me because I take money from the government to live on and because of this, I don’t feel good about myself. I have always dreamed of being an air stewardess, to fly around the world and see all the different places but no one will take me on”

As a person who is seeking another income, I know how hard it is to ace an interview.
I have been turned down from so many, that I have lost count.
We all know how hard it is.
We all know how it feels to be turned down when you have tried so hard.

So why can’t society sympathise?
Do they feel bitter that other people are taking their taxes to live on and they are missing out on a portion of their cash?
Is that such a bad thing anyway?
Is greed so prominent in society today that we can’t share with the needy?
And if we are forced to share, do we have to be bitter about it and hate those who take?
Would you rather see these people sleeping on streets in the cold?
Would you rather let them go hunting through your bins for leftover food?

My name is Beth.
I live in a rented room.
I own a car.
I work part time.
I pay for everything I own.
I have wonderful people around me.
I have time to be who I am.
I have the opportunity to grow and to learn.
As an individual, I consider myself very wealthy. I feel very rich.

And it is my personal belief, to share with others, to be there for the needy.
I would rather pay my taxes to see someone else eat than to feed my own gut with greed and selfishness.

After all, would you see your daughter on the street scavenging for her next meal?
Your son, dirty and with no clean clothes?

Some people will be quick to say “oh they did it to themselves”
Does that mean we shouldn’t help them?
Do you walk on by when you see people sleeping in doorways?

Society, when did you stop caring?
Why did you stop caring?

As for you, individual, when you see someone in need, be the light in their world.
Help them. Support them. Do something for them.
Because you are much richer and wealthier than they are and they need inspirational friends like you.
You can share an amazing gift today, if you only will.

Criticism: words to make you think.

Criticism is a scary word to some people. It holds a whole universe of fear and terror for some.

But like everything, you can learn to be friends with the big bad criticism in your life.

That’s right.
You don’t have to cower in the corner, shy away from your boss, leave the continent and never be seen or heard of again, as I would likely have done in the past.

I recently received some minor criticism on an article I had published, named “men and their exes”.
This wasn’t just any criticism…this was personal criticism.

It was directed at my home life and the relationship I share with my partner, and, as you can imagine, it cut deep.

And after I had wallowed in self pity and hung my head like the “naughty girl” I am, for upsetting someone else, I began to realise that actually, that is just this person’s opinion.
And why should I care about their opinion?
I knew that what was said had no truth in it at all.
I just hate the thought that someone thinks bad of me.

But in the words of Rihanna, “people gon’ talk whether you’re doing bad or good”

And after all, criticism, is just someone’s opinion.

Ask another person and they will probably tell you something different.
Maybe they’ll even tell you that what you have done is great!

The great thing about criticism is that, it helps anyone and everyone to look at their work, reevaluate and readjust, readapt their work if they really care about it that much and it makes them better at what they do.
It fuels the fire of greatness!

In my case, I’m not going to change anything about the article I published, because what I did write is the truth.
And in life, in writing, I hold the truth higher than anything.
That is my opinion.

If the criticism had been something like “it’s so boring!”, “Their are spelling mistakes all over the joint!”, then maybe, just maybe, I might have tweaked something.

What I have learnt from this particular experience though, and what we can all gain knowledge from, is that:

A-their is always going to be someone who has a different opinion to you and who is going to feel outgoing enough to express their opinion in a way that offends,

And B-to reevaluate all work, to look at how others might see it and make changes as and where appropriate.

So if you have somebody who likes to occasionally tell you what they think, accept it, learn from it.
Tears will be wasted if you cry over this great opportunity to improve yourself.
Befriend the great criticism!

If, on the other hand, you have a big bad wolf in your life who likes to tell you that they are right and you are wrong very often, then I strongly suggest you tell them where to go.
Because you are right, and you know you’re right.
And it’s about time you started believing that.