Digging Up Old Posts

There seems to be a trend on Twitter of people digging up old tweets to discredit or embarrass people. In many of these cases they are taking things out of context or finding jokes that they take to be serious statements. I look at Timehop every day. It’s fun to go back and see what was happening in my life in past years. I find that I post a lot of very similar things over the years. I never realized I was so predictable and boring. I’m also reminded(not that I needed a reminder) that I spend a lot of time trying to be funny on social media. I’m basically a bad comedian testing bad jokes online even though I never intend to ever actually be a comedian. This week I found the following post:

“I need to go back to sexual harassment training. I’m not sure I’m doing it right.”

I’m sure someone could take that post and try to use it to against me. I’m sure I have a lot of other bad jokes out there that are similar. One of the things I do the most in real life and online is pretend to be the guy who thinks everyone is in love with him.  I only do this with people who know me and know that I am the exact opposite of that guy(but everyone really is in love with me). This has probably resulted in a lot of bad jokes that, taken out of context, could be the types of old posts people are digging up to make people look bad online. I’m not really worried about it. I’m a nobody. No one will waste time trying to make me look bad. I can do that without help. I just thought it was interesting to see that post while seeing the Twitter situation.


4 thoughts on “Digging Up Old Posts

  1. Truly, context is so important. Anything can be made to mean something else if taken out of context. I’m pretty sure if someone looked at old posts from me, though, they’d find nothing of interest.

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  2. …There will always be someone to take something wrong if they look hard enough. *ALWAYS* The good news is that for every one of those people there are just as many who barely notice if you’re even breathing or not! 😂😂😂 And that one I know for certain! I’m always reminded of the quote that says •you can lay down for people to walk on you and they will complain you aren’t laying flat enough• Being kind is the best we can do!

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  3. I would hate to have my character in total judged not only by any bad jokes I might have made or awful things I’ve said during the nearly 60 years I’ve been around but also by some of the things I did decades ago before I got sober at 31 and closer to whatever level of emotional and spiritual health I’m at now.
    I’ve owned my wrongs and done my best to make my amends and not repeat those wrongs, and I’m honest today about my past with anyone whose business it is (which would be everyone, if I was running for or holding office.) But I’m not the person I was even 20 years ago and I don’t think I’d particularly like him. That said, when people act today, including lying about or trying to cover up their past conduct, that’s showing who they are today, not in the past.


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