I don’t spend a lot of my time on social media. I write this blog, I have about 4 different websites I visit for news, my favorite teams, an inspirational Youtube video and that’s about it. Often times a celebrity will make headline news – on the fluff news websites anyway – because they made a comment and the ENTIRE world felt obligated to respond and rake the over the coals for what they said, did, didn’t say or didn’t do. I’m not here to support or not support, it’s just an observation that the world is so ready to point out other people’s errors. It’s much easier to point out someone’s else’s blunders than look at yourself and ask yourself, “what is my role in all of this?” I catch myself all the time. In my relationships, with work or at home with my family.
I always find it amazing that whenever you meet someone who has been divorced, they tell you the other one in the marriage is crazy. What are the odds of that!? EVERY time!? The truth is they are 50% responsible (I understand there are always extenuating circumstances, but not every failed marriage).
Right or wrong, most of the time I find myself keeping quiet when it comes to voicing my opinion on a major platform. In fact, this is it. And as of right now, I believe I have one subscriber to this blog: My daughter. And the reason is, it’s not worth it to me to have anonymous strangers voice their opinions about me when they have no idea who I am. Why would I do that? I’m not afraid to evolve. To sit down and have an intelligent conversation with a person, but what doesn’t interest me is drama.
This “cancel” culture today doesn’t seem to be interested in resolution or compromising or active listening or empathy or even respect. That can be a real problem as we move forward.
The people I love know where I stand. I am steadfast with my beliefs. My morals. My integrity. My intentions are true. I’m not here to judge you. I would like to encourage you. Inspire you. Share my life experiences with you.
And take a stand if necessary.