Thursday, January 26, 2012

No, Yooooooooou're Wrong

I'm about to get serious ya'll's starting already.  The politic rants, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, retweets, etc.

I can't stand it.

I like Facebook and Twitter for the wonderful people I share it with, the light hearted, sometimes heavy hearted real life stuff and the things that make me laugh.

I don't want you to shove your political opinions and religion on me.  That's not why I'm here.

It's my choice to be here and I understand that.

Should everyone have a voice, yes, but let's bring it down a few notches shall we?

The negativity that has already started with the upcoming (not really, but kinda) election already has me heated.

People truly disgust me with their, my opinion is the right opinion and you're wrong.  NO.MATTER.WHAT. Really folks?  Real--leeeeeee?

Is that how you raise your kids too?

There is little openness.  I respect everyone's opinion (on most days) but I am no means one that feels that my opinion is the correct one (ok, maybe sometimes) and the end all be all of opinions.

You can call this judgmental, but this is my voice.  I hate nothing more than seeing people raise their children to be EXACTLY like them.  How is that preparing your children for being their own individual, creating their own sense of self?  Are we here to mold and guide them in the right direction yes, but do we need to take every step for them, no.

Just because I believe and feel a certain way does not mean that I expect Mia to believe the same as me and my husband.  I've talked a lot about having a open heart and an open mind and how much I truly, truly hope that Mia is raised feeling that openness.  I want her to be guided by us in order to be prepared to make the best life decisions as she grows up.

This country is a mess and we could all make our own lists as to why on so many different levels, but really at the end of the day I don't want to hear about it.  My decisions on a political and religious level are mine.  I don't choose to share them.  Why?  Because I don't. That is my right.

People need to step back and really think before they open their mouth.  Like, really, really think.

Anger, hostility and brutal judgment of others is inappropriate.  No matter the subject, no matter the forum.

I'm not here to solve the world's problems.

I'm not here to tell you how it should be done.

But I am here to let you know that what I'm seeing and hearing is very distasteful.  Much of the distaste I am hearing is coming from people that are raising children.  I do my best to not judge other parents as I don't want others judging me, HOW.EV.ER, different ballgame with this subject.  And that's what I believe and I'm not scared to admit it.

As a mother, just trying to raise my daughter in a crazy, crazy world, the lack of concern and unwillingness to work together, be open to each other and respect one another is frightening.


Angela said...

Thank you thank you thank you for posting this!!!!

This exact thing has been on my mind all week. I choose not to get all political and/or religious on Twitter & Facebook, because well it's personal. It's not that I don't care because I do, and I'm involved and concerned with both. But I choose to keep it private.

One of my biggest pet peeves is companies or celebrities publically endorsing or expressing their support for whichever candidate. As far as I'm concerned, celebrities are there to entertain me and companies are there to business...not swing my vote.


SEL said...

I agree with you. I think that people who post political/religious/controversial comments on any social media forum should expect some kind of rebuttal. But, it doesn't have to turn into a shouting, name-calling, bashing the other person type of situation.

People can argue tastefully. It's a rare form now, though.

And it IS scary when parents are how yo described. What type of example are they setting for their kids? :/

Gina said...

I keep hearing that there's lots of this going on but I'm so out of the loop right now that I have missed it all. And? I'm okay with that. I've written posts VERY similar to this before.

Also, I hope my posts about Jesus don't offend you. ;)

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

Amen! Great post. And how the hell was I not following your actual blog yet? Jesus. What's wrong with me.

Emily said...

Indeed. FB and elections don't mix well.

Miranda said...

i so agree and thanks for posting this. i also say i want my son to grow up to be a polite and open minded person. he can have his beliefs but i hope you doesnt feel the need to shove them down peoples throats. it may seem ignorant but that's why i don't really get into discussions/debates on politics and religion because i don't want the drama and i don't want to be told how i should be thinking. i have a mind of my own, thank you!