Yeah, that went exactly how I expected it to go.
But, I’m sorry, am I really the bad guy here? I don’t know.
I have no idea who this “DisTrumpia” person is, I wasn’t even following him, his Tweet only showed up in my Twitter feed because someone else that I am followed had liked it. But when I saw it I was just immediately put off by it. I mean, sure, the act he described doing is nice, but then he comes to Twitter to post about doing it, and that just felt like bragging to me. Like, hey everybody, look at what a good person I am! And the thread was full of people telling them just that, praising him for his #RandomActOfKindness which just made it seem to me like that was him real motivation for it.
He was even retweeting people who were praising him.
Seriously, that’s just two tweets, but he retweeted about a dozen tweets from people who had retweeted him and praised him. And then as if all that wasn’t enough, the next day, he retweeted himself.
Because I guess all the praise that he got the first day wasn’t enough? He wanted to make sure even more people, who may have missed it the first day, had the chance read about this great act of kindness he committed?
And yeah in the original thread it was not only filled with people praising him for his act of kind of kindness but also those then recounting times they’ve done good things for people. The whole thing just left a bad taste in my mouth. I feel like if you’re going to do a good deed it should be because the deed itself is its own reward, you shouldn’t need to inform the world about it.
I posted about this on my Facebook page, one person said “Well, if one person reads that and is inspired by it, it was worth your scorn.” I tried to make my point that my “scorn” was at his bragging, not his action, but he dismissed that. And maybe he’s right? Maybe I’m the asshole here? I’m sure to the fellow at the grocery store with no money this person’s motives are irrelevant. Someone helped him get groceries when he needed it, that’s all that matters to him. Maybe I’m judging this too harshly? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time. . .