Airing Dirty Laundy

What does one hope to accomplish by airing their dirty laundry on social media?

I have friends who use passive aggression on their pages to vent their anger towards other friends or their spouses. I don’t think that this accomplishes anything. In fact, if I were the target of those posts, it would make a situation worse for me. I’m the type of person who needs the sit down talk, face to face between myself and the wrong doer or in some cases (because I’m such a good friend…LOL) the person I’ve wronged.

I watch a lot of Bravo TV, a lot of reality shows and these “friends” (yes I put that in quotation marks) like to fight in front of the camera. It makes for great television. But are they really friends once the cameras leave. Do they hang out when the season is over? Some of the arguments they get into are enough to sever friendships. And yet in the next episode they are sailing on yachts together.

In most real life situations, I think friends work things out without bringing the rest of the world into the mix. At least the friends I have resolve our differences that way.

7 Responses to “Airing Dirty Laundy”

  1. anne marie in philly Says:

    some people will post themselves taking a shit on social media because they can. WHO THE FUCK CARES! just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD! this is 1 of 9238374650 reasons I’m NOT on social media!

  2. rjjs8878 Says:

    Reality TV programs have casts who are getting paid to act as friends. Some cast members may have social connections but more often than not, they are not friends. Producers encourage conflict in order to make the show more interesting. Part of my family produces film and TV programs so I’ve heard many stories. It’s all about the viewers, social media and advertising revenue.

  3. TW Tommy Thompson Says:

    Friends do work things out, if you are a true friend. Friendships take work, its not a one way street,

  4. Sassybear Says:

    I agree with you 1000% about social platforms and “reality shows.” We got a wonderful tool to stay connected with friends and family (name your social network of choice) and we poisoned it (I’m specifically referencing FB) into a constant war of words and digital “slam book.” I

    I admit to one or two transgressions on FB wayyyyyy early on but learned my error quickly and wiped out every post I could. I now use it solely to stay connected to a couple long distance friends and ex-bloggers I didn’t want to lose touch with. And now, if I post at all, it’s a friendly comment or a puppy pic, which I delete within a day or two.

    I no longer want to be part of the cess pool.

  5. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Social media and reality shows cause mental decay. Really. It’s beyond me the amount of energy people spend on either. I’d rather come here and read your blog. Much more fun.


  6. mcpersonalspace54 Says:

    I echo all the comments above. People post the craziest things because they can. I only use facebook to stay connected with family members, but sometimes that’s even hard!

  7. Urspo Says:

    Whenever I post anything I pause, and pause again and ask myself ‘do you really want this on line forever for all to see?

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