Getting Worked Up For Nothing

@AmbiePam (44568)
United States
August 17, 2012 1:14pm CST
It is alarming some of the accusations I've seen on mylot when the accuser is woefully underinformed. Before you accuse a person, country, or business of committing certain actions, please look it up. You make yourself look foolish when you lash out with words that end up being wrong. Have you ever heard someone say something and you get all "worked up"? You only heard it second hand, but you get angry before going to the source to hear the truth. I'm sure I've done that before. These days before I jump to conclusions I go to the person and find out if things really happened the way I originally heard. A lot of times I find I was upset for no reason. If I hear a country has done something I'm shocked at, I don't just look at one news source, I go to many to gather the facts. It's important to know what you are talking about. Anyone been seeing this a lot lately? Have you ever ended up feeling silly because you believed something that wasn't true and you could have easily found out it was false, but didn't?
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14 responses
• India
17 Aug 12
Hi friend, Its just by the person who is impatient.He just saw the info and spread it...He does not went to the source or something related to the info...So,we have to look for the correct info and that doesn't hurt anyone's feeling without a reason...Thanks..
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@AmbiePam (44568)
• United States
17 Aug 12
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17 Aug 12
I used to jump up to conclusions at the first sign of any negative news, words or things like that. I was shocked many times having had got to learn how different the actual things were than what I had known earlier via other ways. It is not wise to accuse or judge a person, country or community based on what someone has said to us or what we have read in the news and etc. We need to try to get to the depth of the issue in question to find out about the truth.
• United States
17 Aug 12
I saw a post like tis today and I understand why it was written like that. the poster is not very bright to begin with and always has something negative to say about people. so,this does not surprise me but it pisses me off at times.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
22 Aug 12
That is the best way...going to the source and finding out. You never know when people say something if they have heard it second hand and got worked up themselves. There may also be reasons behind what is said too. It's bad to think like that, but there are just some people that want to get other people worked up, or they have a motive for it. As far as the news...they just tell us what they want us to hear. I watch it but I always research things that bother me in particular before forming an opinion or getting worked up.
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@natliegleb (5186)
• India
17 Aug 12
that happens most of the time and only later we realise we have committed a horror and feel real guilt for it.i have apologised if it happens from my side so far
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• United States
18 Aug 12
No. my last rants were from the newscast not a person. I saw it on t.v. And then read something online. In that order. And even if it weren't true I wouldn't feel silly getting worked up . Why? Because it is the situation. A post can be based on a huge what if.
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• United States
19 Aug 12
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@KrauseHome (32345)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Personally I can say no matter where you are, or no matter what the situation you will find people getting worked up for nothing. Many times it is because of not enough facts or wanting to Blame everyone instead of looking at the Big picture. I think personally if they would often step back and look over everything and decide from there what is Best to do in that situation they will often find that many times the situation changes as well.
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@MandaLee (3698)
• United States
21 Aug 12
Hey Ambie, I agree with you. I never believe something just because I read it. Before posting anything, I always check the facts and cite my sources. Just as in real life, there are always people who want to get us all worked up just to start trouble. Love you.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
19 Aug 12
Ya...dealing with it right now with some young people. This young girl that worked at the store made a comment to a friend of mine who said that he enjoyed talking to me. She said , "Well unless you want everything to get all over town, don't tell Sid." The young cooler boy heard her and got up in her face defending me. I wasn't there but aparantly it got pretty ugly and both of them lost their jobs. It's a funny story really but I don't know how to word it so you could get the gist of what was really said as opposed to what she thinks I said. And I said it to one person who is close to her and it was said in fun. The drama still continues as she posts on facebook even though she was told exactly what was said. Just ridiculous.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
18 Aug 12
A sign of maturity is when you don't get all up in a bother before finding out the fact...then searching for the right answer. I haven't seen it so much here....I guess I don't really go into the discussions too much...once in a while when I am looking for an answer I might read other posts but for the most part I haven't seen too much of this.
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@bunnybon7 (30976)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Aug 12
because of the election coming up a lot of things are getting blown out of proportion. with candidates/ my problem is where do you go? i mean every website has their own favorite and you just dont know where to find the truth. then also you have friends and family that get all upset with you if you say anything. and i will admit i get upset at them to but at least i will agree to disagree rather then lose our care for each other. is this what you mean? cause i havent read through all my posts yet either.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
18 Aug 12
Yes you are absolutely right. However, I just recently had the experience where a person told me something, about another person, that I felt the other person needed to know and that person thanked me for it. Then that person went to the one who said the thing in the first place and the person denied every saying it.
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@Fishmomma (11464)
• United States
18 Aug 12
I check several sources before informing anyone else, as its not good to spread false rumors. We see them every day online some here, but I see more on Facebook. Its sad that people don't check to see if its true and it really hurts when the rumors are about me. I believe if its a person you should ask them for the truth.
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@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
17 Aug 12
Umm..to me, what makes me upset so often is when people make a false justification concerning to certain religion. I know people can have opinions, but mostly their opinions are wrong. I don't want to deal with them so often actually, but sometimes when I see something so wrong, I want to correct them. I always try to be as subjective as possible. However, instead of getting the idea and understand, those people get even angrier and mock the religion. So I leave the conversation and cry.
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