Warning: Rant Ahead

January 30, 2023

Warning: Rant Ahead

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A woman yelling into a megaphone, set against an orange background

OK, I need to vent and I guess this is my default place to do it now. You can probably just scroll on by because this is really just an anger release for me.

I have a question to ask those of you who are sticking around for this post: when did it become acceptable for adults to act like children? Because we seem to have an epidemic of that happening right now. I swear I feel like I’m in high school again, with the rampant gossip and rumors and backstabbing that I’m witnessing. I mean, I hated high school because of immature classmates, subtle and overt bullying, and the constant stream of people talking about you behind your back. Then as an adult I spent fourteen years working with high school students. Once again I was faced with immaturity, backstabbing, gossip, etc. But let’s make one thing clear – I expect that from high school students. They have underdeveloped decision-making skills, they have raging hormones that frequently take the wheel away from the brain, and the culture in which they have been raised pits one against the other. So yes, these negative behaviors are expected and we manage them the best we can.

However, I do not expect to see the same behaviors being demonstrated by grown-ass adults. Seriously folks, grow the fuck up. Not everything is about you. You are certainly welcome to cut people out of your lives, but if you’re going, stay gone. Don’t try to jump back in because you want to start more shit. If you ever get to the point where you want to work through differences like mature adults, I’m right here and all ears. But getting butt-hurt by something that has absolutely nothing to do with you is not a good look.

OK, rant over. I don’t know how long I will leave this post up, because just the act of writing it has eased some of my fury. Sometimes you just gotta shout into the void and get everything out. Thanks for listening.

And one last thing – if you think this post is about you, it probably is.



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