So I’m laying in bed nauseas AF. Pain in my arm yet again, but at least I can move it.so there’s that. All in all I’m doing ok. I’m sure this will pass. Good days and bad days I’m used to it. Blah, blah, blah. lol
Me and my eldest went to the gym the other day. I didn’t set the world on fire but I tried and I’ll continue to try, because my da didn’t raise a quitter. That and I know that I’m giving my kids a HUGE lesson in life regarding fighting through the hard times. I know my kids will remember that their crazy old momma kept on keeping on:)
I’ve said before it’s all about the life lessons we leave our kids. This is one I think is important so I try to lead by example. The other is kindness. I try as hard as I can. I try until someone flips my bitch switch. Then it’s another story. But then I am only human. So….
The other is work ethic, this is one of the many my Da passed to me. I think my boys get it. They work even when they’re sick or not wanting to go. It’s part of being a productive member of society. I’ve told them about being a productive member of society since they were little boys. I’m sure they’re tired of hearing it.
Back to the kindness lesson. I try my level best not to be mean spirited, but I do have an opinion, and by golly I feel my opinion is as legit and worth hearing as anyone’s.
I came across an article regarding Molly Ringwald and her newfound social consciousness. I didn’t agree with her timing on how she now sees things from a more socially conscious perspective.
I get that she’s older and looks at things differently. That’s great!!! It really is, but the fact that it took her 30 yrs to see something that was obvious years ago is shocking.
Ok…Ok maybe she wasn’t mature or street savvy enough to get it back then. I’ll buy that. Sure…Ok. But 30 years?
My comment was something regarding her jumping on the socially aware bandwagon that a lot of people are jumping on. I’m not a fan of jumping on bandwagons. I go against the grain. While I do agree with her newfound awareness, I don’t agree with her timing. I’ve never been one to do things because everyone else was doing it. Sorry…not really.
It was my opinion. I didn’t state that opinion to get harassed by nay sayers. I gave my opinion and that was it. I wound up with 40+ comments on that opinion from people that literally argued with me over it.
The whole time I’m thinking really? Why do these people care what my silly ass thinks or says? It’s not like I’m a politician or even a public figure. I’m just me. Little old Al with a fucking opinion.
I thought well damn either these people are either true blue fans or related to her. I can’t imagine why anyone would go through an argument with me over my opinion. It was ridiculous! People trying to beat me over the head with their opinion.
I thought wow how pathetic are they to think their opinion any more important or more correct than mine? It’s an opinion that’s all it is. We wasn’t passing laws or making any real impact on society, it was just an opinion. Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and theirs is no more special or on mark than mine.
What I wound up realizing was that these people was self important, arrogant hot heads. I had a couple of women get really squirrelly with me. At that point I had to get a little shitty, but not too terribly bad. I told one lady to keep it moving and just scroll if she didn’t agree with what I wrote. I wound up telling her it was funny. She asked what was funny? My response was, she was taking my comment as a personal assault which made me laugh. She then saw the silliness and stopped. I hope she saw how ridiculous the argument was.
There were a couple of others that got silly as well but nothing as silly as that one. I did have another comment on a blog accusing me of jumping on the MS bandwagon. I found her laughable as well. She accused me of jumping on the MS bandwagon. I said heck yeah I am. It’s drug me along for 14 years. I may as well jump on. She doesn’t have a clue as to my story and wound up looking a bit silly, but I got a chuckle out of it, so it’s all good.
In the end I had a couple of people comment like grown people. People with a brain that wasn’t in need of anger management,that actually made sense. These people had BRAINS. I appreciate an actual discussion vs. someone trying to force their opinion down my throat.
It wound up making me look at things a little differently. I appreciate those people. I still think poorly of old Molly for not saying anything until now. But I’ve never been a huge fan of hers anyway.
My point to all this babble is to say it’s ok to agree to disagree. It’s also ok to keep scrolling. I know there are a ton of things I see that I do not comment on. I have an opinion and a right just like everyone else. The quickest way to get me to dig my heels in is to try and force me to see things another way. So keep scrolling if you don’t agree with something. It’s just an opinion and we all have one.
With all that being said I hope everyone has a great Friday. Keep it light and keep it moving.