In this age of social media and political directness, we have a right to stop verbal abuse.
By telling people who cannot seem to muster any human relations skills that you do not plan to be their target any longer, you are fairly saying be nice or be quiet.
It is your right.
Just because social media allows people to interact in ways that can be insulting, hurtful, embarrassing or abusive, the remedy is to set your rules.
Same goes for verbal conversations where people feel they can tread on feelings by bowling you over with some of the bravado that has become commonplace.
Philadelphia TV weather personality Cecily Tynan who also has tons of adoring fans for her meteorology as well as fashion sense, took a critic right down to the mat when the rude Facebook user started debating the appropriateness of an outfit she wore on television.
Tynan wasted no time putting that bully in place by writing “be nice or be quiet” to the delight of her other fans.
After all, it is her Facebook page and she controls her own life.
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