*FUNISHMENT - Being punished for having fun.
*BISH - Bitchy Fish AKA Karen Fish
It's no secret that the interwebs are filled to overflowing with miserable people having an absolutely miserable time. This is true of all social media and particularly true of the collective societal cesspool of narcissistic personality disorder known as virtual online communities. AKA The Nortex. (Narcissistic Vortex)
Misery loves company and some people are so broken they get mad at you for being whole. They become agitated and angry at any expression of happiness they see - the very idea that someone else is minding their own business and having fun, freely enjoying life without asking for their permission sends them into a complete fit of melodramatic rage.
What is key to remember when someone is desperately trying to drag you down to their miserable depths is that they are already beneath you.
"This Little Light of Mine ..." When anyone in our lives, including those on the periphery of our lives, attempts to shame us, blame us, or make us feel bad for expressing our joy and shining the light of our spirits into this world it can be tempting, because we yearn for acceptance, inclusion and community, to give-in and conform by hiding or dimming our light and burying our joy where others cannot see it - so it does not "upset" them, so that WE do not make THEM feel "uncomfortable."
Don't ever do this.
What we often fail to grasp is that - miserable, toxic and mean people ACTIVELY CHOOSE to be the way they are. No one, including YOU, is "making them miserable." They want nothing more than to convince us that that our expression of joy in their presence is what is MAKING them miserable - but it is not. And no amount of social media dogpiling or peer pressure can make it true. Miserable people are miserable because they are choosing to be that way and it has NOTHING TO DO with anyone or anything else.
So just laugh at them, shine your light even brighter, and walk away as quickly as possible.
Until next time ... Here's Odetta with my favorite quote from Marianne Williamson and the song 'This Little Light of Mine"
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? ..."