Cleaning Out My Closet

My Facebook closet, that is…..

I am one of those people who feels things deeply and many times differently than most others. I am at a point in my life where I can take a friendship or leave it. I don’t need your bullshit. I don’t need the constant barrage of opinions and false information to clutter my mind or my Facebook feed. It’s exhausting. I have enough to worry about in my own life….in real life. Why can’t we just share pics of our families and pets and wonderful things happening in our lives? That’s the reason I got involved with Facebook in the first freakin’ place!

I’m sick of wading through post after post of what someone thinks about this, that, or the other. It’s like they are on a crusade of sorts to convince people to come over “to their side” or “to their way of thinking.” You know what? I already have an opinion. It’s an educated opinion. It’s MY opinion and you telling me what yours is, is NOT going to change mine!

I have always stated that I won’t ‘unfriend’ someone because their opinion is different than mine. I can still be friends with someone and not share the same thoughts on a given subject. I can, however, ‘unfollow’ those people who are constantly cramming their thoughts about politics, religion, LGBT rights, gun control, etc., down my throat via social media.

I don’t care if you love Trump and the bus he rode in on. I don’t care if you’re a Southern Baptist or a Catholic. I don’t care if you believe everyone on the planet should own a gun. I don’t care if gay rights upset you because it goes against your beliefs. I don’t care what you think about athletes kneeling before a game. I don’t give a rat’s ass in September if you have your own opinion! We ALL have our own opinions and we are entitled to them. That does NOT mean that everyone wants to know what you think about every subject known to man and then be belittled for having an independent, perhaps different thought.

One of the things that really gripes me is that when I see “an opinion” post on social media that I don’t agree with, I scroll on by….. I really don’t care how someone feels about a subject. I know that I won’t change their opinion by commenting what I think! But the very few times I have posted something that I believed with all of my heart to be any caring person’s view, I’ve had people comment and act as though I’ve committed a felony!

People’s opinions are based on their experiences, their perceptions, their interpretations. Sometimes, on actual facts. Go figure. That’s what I’d like to see more of on Facebook. Factual commenting, not berating, insults or ridicule, would be a welcomed change. At the very least, for folks to just scroll on by, would be very refreshing! But seems to me all anyone can do anymore is be disrespectful. Quite frankly, I’ve had enough.

So, I will be cleaning out my Facebook closet once again…..

 

Want Respect? Show Some….

I am not a political person. I am not a religious person. I have my opinions and I have my beliefs. Just as you have your own beliefs and opinions. If you want me to respect YOUR opinions, then you must also respect mine. Keep it to yourself if you can’t be respectful. Simple as that.

When I say I am not a religious person, that doesn’t mean I’m not spiritual. I have certain beliefs and I choose to keep my beliefs to myself. Why? Because my beliefs are my personal choice. That makes them personal and I keep personal things to myself. I wish everyone else would too. I believe everyone has the right to his or her own beliefs but that doesn’t mean that they need to share. They don’t have to take every opportunity available to tell people all about it and push their beliefs on others.

(That’s the biggest problem with social media. Everyone feels the need to tell everyone how they feel or what they believe….. That’s a blog post for another day!)