I want to point out just what the world is like today. If you don’t mind reading a paragraph of random things about me first, then read on, because I’m going somewhere with this in a minute. 🙂
I’m young. 24 years old. I lean more conservatively in politics, although there are some things where my position is very much in the middle. I believe in Jesus & I believe in love. — I don’t like to label myself a christian these days, sadly enough, Christians themselves have turned it into something very ugly with all the hate they scribble on poster boards & march up & down the streets shouting at any & everyone they deem unworthy. — I love Christmas & I love to start buying & even, yes, decorating a little early sometimes. I’m also a black Friday shopper. I don’t like bacon. I love to order peppers & onions on my pizza, although I have every intention of turning around & taking them all off. They served their purpose solely by adding flavor. — I like Marvel better than DC, but I watch both. & I’ve never been into comics… so my interest didn’t come from them. I just watched Iron Man one day & fell in love. & by the way, Hawkeye is the man, & I’m team Cap! — Winter is by far the best season ever. My favorite. — I think police brutality is real, but that it’s not every officer, and they shouldn’t all be punished for the actions of a few. — I think racism is real, very real, but not every one is a racist, and entire groups shouldn’t be labeled based off the actions of only some. — I like Marco Rubio. Donald Trump scares me. I feel like Hillary Clinton is very insincere. — I prefer Fallon to Kimmel. — Mountains are better than the beach & horror movies are the worst thing ever.
Here’s the thing. All of that is very much true for me. Every single one of those statements, however, could get me cursed out, degraded, bullied, and shamed. — From something as big a deal as racism or religion to something as small as I’m team cap or I don’t like bacon. — There are people who will tell me I’m the worst sort of human being & to just go die because I don’t like bacon. — I wish I was making that up…. because it is as absurd as it sounds. — Has the world always been this crazy & unkind and we just never saw it in its full glory until the internet & the rise of social media? I don’t know, maybe so.
For the people who do this? (Which sometimes feels like the whole entire world.. Lol.) You can stop now. Although you probably won’t, I thought I’d throw it out there anyhow.
For the people who don’t? THANK YOU! 🙂 You are part of the good that makes the world go ’round.. 🙂 Thank You for engaging in debates, conversations, and disagreements with kindness & civility rather than hatred and hostility. — I don’t know why there are people that don’t understand they can be frustrated & angry over something & respond without going to the land of curses & name-calling… but a big thank you to those of you that don’t! 🙂