Aloha (Hello) everybody,
It’s your HawaiianMixedPlate here! (that sounded corny af lol)…. Anyways, I just wanted to take some time to address the past couple days. Unfortunately, there has been a lot negativity going around, and there’s been a lot of hurt on all sides of the spectrum. Whether it be difference of opinion, or calling each other names, pointing out other people’s faults, etc. I feel that many of us, whether you’re a child or adult, are holding a huge amount of animosity towards each other.
But let’s take a step back, and breathe…
All of the arguing… The name calling… What is this going to solve? What will all of this bring?
I’ve been through a lot in this pandemic, as I can assume many others have too, and one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that life is too short… Too short to be bickering with each other. Too short to be carrying so much animosity towards someone else.
We as human beings need to learn how to get along with each other. We also need to learn how to approach others with an open mind, and an open heart. All of this drama is unnecessary stress that you folks are causing yourselves.
To the younger generations on this app… I know you find some of us adults weird and annoying… And hey, I get it! I’m an adult that gets SOOOO annoyed and angry with other adults! Being older, you would think that things would get a bit easier… NOPE! That’s a big no no lol… Adulting is hard, and can get really rough. Some of us may get triggered by things we see that you folks post, and we end up lashing out at you because of those frustrations we carry on our shoulders everyday in real life (outside of byte). What I ask of you younger generations is to please try to be understanding and open minded, and refrain from calling out adults specifically (bc sometimes we will respond irresponsibly and our patience goes out the window)… If you have an issue, just block them/report them, or email the byte team asap! but don’t go on a campaign to mass-report someone (this is also for adults as well). Just keep doing you, and if an adult comes at you (which they shouldn’t) just block them and/or notify the byte team. Continue making your awesome content <3 and if an adult comes at you, just block them.
To the older generations and my fellow adults on this app… Outside of Byte, I know many of us are trying to provide food on the table, or are just trying to survive for our families. With the stress the outside world puts on us, as well as being triggered by what a child may post about us, I ask that you refrain from even entertaining an argument. I know that sometimes, we may feel that some are out of line and we try to argue with them… But that’s only adding fuel to the fire. As adults, we need to take responsibility and not engage with those who make problematic statements. And if we are the ones who start those arguments, we need to, again, take responsibility as adults and make it right (which we should also be teaching our younger generations to do). If you don’t want to, then hey, like I told the kids, there’s a report/block button with your name on it. You don’t need that extra stress from a social media app. Nobody does. Continue to make your awesome content, and if a kid pops up in your comments unwelcomed, just block them and go about your day.
The reason I even post on Byte is because I felt safe here, and still do, despite the drama. I love the community, and love many creators, both young and old. Some aren’t even old enough to watch a rated R movie in theaters unless an adult is present. Others are not far away from being able to get that senior discount at their favorite diner. My whole point is that there are so many wonderful creators of all different ages and backgrounds on Byte. There is so much positivity that outweighs the negativity.
With all the chaos going on in the world, Byte has been and continues to be a safe place for those who seek refuge from the outside world. All I ask of you, reader, is to try and keep it that way. Let’s keep the negativity out. All of the problems you had with “that old guy/lady,” let it go. All those issues you had with “that youngin,” forget about it.
Let’s do what Dom and the management team has made Byte for.
To create and share positive, amazing content.
If I have offended anyone with anything that I have said, I apologize and want you to know that my message comes from a place of love and concern.
As I come to a close, I just want to say that I appreciate and love every single one of you creators on this app, regardless of your age, background, race, sexual preference, etc. To Dom and the management team, thank you so much for this wonderful app, and I look forward to witnessing the progression of Byte.
Mahalo (Thank you),