Jade Ruthven is a dental hygienist from Australia. She’s also a mother who is proud of her baby, like most other mothers. Likewise, she likes to show her love openly. However, her so-called friends don’t agree with her constant expressions. They end up mutualizing on a “we don’t care” message.
Jade is the mother you tend to see on Facebook who posts every single aspect of her and her child’s life. Pretty much, Ruthven uses her wall as her daily journal. As is known, similar to Jade, people are free to use their pages for whatever they desire, right? Yet, for many — like Ruthven’s “friends,” there comes a point where those on the friend list could become tired of so many posts.
However, even when that’s the case, the ethically responsible thing to do would be to simply turn off post notifications or, to the extreme, unfriend the person. But not Jade’s friends. They saw the need to state their mutually-agreed-upon case, in hopes to stop Ruthven’s “onslaught” of baby posts.
It was so important that they went back to old-fashion paper messages. Jade’s friends wrote the letter — leaving it unsigned — and placed it in her mailbox. After Ruthven read the letter, she was hurt. However, while Jade is one who expresses through her Facebook wall, she thought she should share it with the world. As can be seen from Daily Mail Online, the disturbing message read as follows.
I have gotten together with a few of the girls and we are all SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does. Look we all have kids that we are so besotted with — guess what — every parent thinks their kid is the best ever. But we don’t ram it down everyone else’s neck!!! She wears a new outfit — well take a photo and send it PRIVATELY to the person who gave it to her — not to everyone!!! She crawls off the mat — we DON’T care!!!!! She’s 6 months old — BIG DEAL!!!! Stop and think — if every mother posted all that crap about their kid, I’m sure you’d get over it pretty quickly.
We can’t wait for you to get back to work — maybe you won’t have time to be on Facebook quite so much. Addy is gorgeous and we all love her, but our kids are great too. I guess you are just pissing a lot of people off with your ‘Addy this and Addy that’ — we all thought it would ease off after the first month, but it hasn’t. Not everyone is as interested as you are about what Addy does so give us all a break. We’re doing this to let you know what people really think.”
Jade Ruthven doesn’t know who, exactly, wrote the letter. Yet, the person made it look like a friend was the responsible party. And since the individual knew Jade’s address, it would have to be someone who would have privilege to have such information.
However, the letter actually had a reverse affect on Ruthven. Instead of devastating her to the point of stopping, she’s increased the post amounts. She says that she feels more loved now than ever.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Jade’s friends were just projecting? Do you feel that letter was written out of jealousy? One could have simply unfriended her, right?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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