I have this inkling that Filipinos do not own the trait ‘crab mentality’. I was a member of a discussion board. The process is simple. You post a discussion, you will get replies. You are to join discussions. You will be paid with the activities you do – posting and joining discussions.
In a few weeks, I gained a reputation of 98. The highest being a 100 of course. I posted a discussion that caused controversy to some and I had to defend my principle and my discussion. After a few days, my rating went down to 95. To date, it was brought down to 84. Only when a particular mylotter who raised the controversy posted and visited the latest discussion I posted.
I know it is not fair to accuse without proof but I really have this inkling that that person is pushing the (-) button to the content of that person’s heart, and that is to pull others down because that person has a low reputation.
I am not actually ‘very affected’ but it would be hypocrisy to say I am not. I am pissed off but I have to maintain peace. Unless I can find a way to know who is pushing the negative button and why.