A gay Atlanta lawmaker’s refreshing Facebook rant

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This gay Atlanta lawmaker wants you to know that not everyone gives a shit about your new car, new job, new iPhone and trip to somewhere better than here. When it comes to oversharing on Facebook, she offers advice that is surprisingly – because most posts on the social media giant are words full of nothingness – something you ought to heed. Posting a rant on Facebook is nothing new, though it’s fun to watch unfold if it’s from a drag queen over her firing or an Atlanta bar owner going off on shitty patrons. But state Rep. Keisha Waites’ 206-word post on Thursday is less rant and more thoughtful advice. The type that your grandma would offer if she knew how to use Facebook. It’s a post that really should open with “sweetie” in that Southern way of replacing “hey dumbass” for people who should know better. Waites opens with a truism of Facebook: most people don’t care about your endless stream of “me, me, me” status updates proving that you’re a shallow, self-absorbed queen.

Everyone in your world is not happy to hear of your triumphs and success! News Flash...really some folk are NOT thrilled about YOUR: New wife/husband, new boo, new car, used car, new job, new business, the check that came in the mail, new home, trip overseas, what Santa brought you, new laptop/ipod/pad etc, weight loss, new 60 inch flat screen, your decision to stop smoking/drinking/drugging etc, new puppy/kitten etc, new church, new hair cut, fresh weave, getting your GED, sideline season Falcons tickets, your returning to school, your acceptance to the military/law/med school etc, quiting the job you have hated for years, new baby, new man/woman, your anniversary, your birthday, your graduation, and getting out of debt!
Preach! But then she turns the corner and a post we thought was going to call out stupid turns into cheerleading. On occasion, someone nails it – even on Facebook – and turns an epic rant into a teachable moment. Refreshing.
The Lesson: Stop sharing your vision, hopes, dreams, and success with people who really don't nurture you, support you, invest in you, nor have any real interest in your well-being.
Translation: Your Facebook “friends” may not be the supportive, uplifting people you need in your life. Better yet, Waites knows that the people who really need to learn this lesson won’t quite get it. Ever.
WHY? For the same reason you should NOT share nor forward this message to the person you feel this is applicable...It will have Zero impact and be a total waste of time. Haters do not realize they are haters! Remember everyone has a role to play on the big screen of your life!
Now, can we talk about your Twitter account being hacked?


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