Fighting on Facebook rarely makes you look good, or feel good. So when you’re about to get into a Facebook fight, here are four rules to keep in mind:
1. First, determine your motivation. Stop and ask yourself, “Why am I commenting?” Because once you think it through, you might realize it’s not worth it. Do you really think you’re going to convince anyone or change their mind?
2. Keep it light and clever, don’t just hate. If you put pressure on yourself to be witty or funny, it gives you an extra minute to stop and consider why you’re commenting in the first place.
3. Remember to value your time and energy. Have you ever posted a nasty comment, then kept thinking about it all day? Usually YOU end up putting more energy into it than the other person. So, think about whether it’s really worth it or not.
4. Be okay with not always having the last word. If you have to say something, say it then move on. The most annoying Facebook fights are the ones that won’t end, because both people want to get a final jab in.