"In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion."
How extraordinary some people are!
I posted about The Little Acts of Kindness Project on a community forum...
and almost immediately received the most extraordinary response, part of which, below:
"I think it is morally questionable that the primary school has embraced this. It simply reinforces in the children the notion that they should be noticed. This is not the action of a giving,caring, loving individual..."
My response? At first, hurt and angry, if I'm honest. That has now dissipated somewhat to feeling glad I live in my world and not his.
But how to respond on the forum? WHETHER to respond on the forum?
Here's something from Tiny Buddha
I'm practising! Oh how hard I'm practising...