Paranormal Investigators- Be aware of your mental state
It is another hot, humid day here in the northeast and temps will reach into the low 90’s and feel like the low 100’s. As it is, this aggravation will most likely make this post a bit fired up. I don’t mind hot, I don’t like humid…and we need rain, yesterday. So, I know I am not the only one who sees some of this crap go on and after something irritates me for long enough, I finally say something.
For the last several years I have been reading the writings of my friends and fellow paranormal investigators and have found some highly curious and intelligent people. People whom I gladly subscribe to because I know I’m going to find interesting ideas, theories and even some laughs. Some of these people seem to have become targets for haters: people who take a crack at anything posted whether it be blogs, pics, video, EVP…in short, potential paranormal evidence.
All I can say to these haters is I think your time would be better spent i-n-v-e-s-t-i-g-a-t-i-n-g and r-e-s-e-a-r-c-h-i-n-g rather than sitting at your computer shooting darts at somebody. I realize to put your words, your thoughts, your evidence- on the internet, is to open yourself to criticism and I have no problem with it provided the critic has a little respect. If you must be critical of another investigator’s evidence, do so politely and with tact, please do not be rude or hateful. We should be learning together not having turf or gang wars.
For you serious investigators and empathic souls out there, watch your mental state! There is sometimes quite enough psychic overload in the field we have chosen without wasting energy on un-called for drama. The worst thing you can do is respond to people who seem to be out to get you. It’s like rewarding a disobedient child, you give them permission to do it again because they know it will get them attention. Don’t worry about these kind of people ruining your reputation, your morals and intelligence will shine through and so will their lack of it.
As we all know, opinions are like a#%holes, we all have one. And I won’t dismiss anyone’s opinion even if it comes from an a#%hole, but please people, don’t tolerate abuse. We are here to teach and to support one another, not to thrash and bash. The internet is sick with “ghost hunters” and you must use your common sense and don’t respond to anger with anger. Ignore them or delete them but don’t encourage them.
If you are serious about investigating the paranormal and do more than sit on your ass and blaze people, I admire you! We can learn from eachother and keep our mental state as clear as possible of negative energy. I did not write this post to target any one person or persons…you know who you are.