So...The year is ending so thought to write something here on the forum. It might be completely useless or something that might resonate at least a bit within that one lurker here. Now, these are just my thoughts.
Being an active lurker both on the server and sometimes at the forums, I wanted to post something here for both the authors as well as the readers. Be nice, supportive, helpful even if you don't know the person. It might be an author who is having a hard time in their personal lives or it might be a reader who is trying to understand something she/he doesn't understand.
I was surprised to have met some very fine people on Webnovel. Both readers and authors. People who are extremely helpful and expect nothing in return as they help you when they are in their free time. I have the habit of lurking and reading what people talk, some times scrolling, sometimes pausing to read what is there. There are others I have met too, some rare beings, well let me not go to the dark side. Because they don't have cookies!
Being nice mostly doesn't hurt anyone but there might be some, well to put it more nicely, people who don't appear what they pose to be. Well, in that case, ignore them. There's something I have often noticed in people when it comes to drawing up conclusions on a person you haven't personally conversed with by taking the word of another person. It is the negative ones I am speaking about. Has he/she spoken to you? Or have you? We are people coming from various different places, backgrounds, contrasting thoughts where many of us don't bother to take into account a person's feelings on what our action does. After all who are they? Comes the thought.
To the person who is having a hard time...
There are times, like many other times that you'll feel low. Utterly hopeless to do anything like everything is sinking. A tunnel without the light at that time don't be disappointed in the life you have been given. Most of us wait to reach the other side of the tunnel where there is light, some who give up before the path of light is found. And there are some who light the light without waiting for the end of the tunnel. Some tunnels are short while some are long. We are all battling the battle of a war that is being waged in our minds. Most of us win but some of us lose to the darkness. Sometimes you have to learn how to cut some slack on yourself. To free yourself from burdens you have been carrying. To let go for a while before picking it back up and continuing with life.
Be good to yourself. Because you're the only one who can handle you. So be good and gentle on yourself.
To some of them, be a better version of yourself and not others.