“Let’s agree to respect each other’s views, no matter how wrong yours may be”
After all, isn’t that the attitude out here in the Blogosphere? I’ve been visiting blogs for a few weeks now, before deciding to start one of my own. I especially like blogs that promote communication and open discussion between the commenters and with the writer of the blog. Ya know, good old fashioned dialogue, new generation style. *lol*
The one thing that bothers me is the bickering. It seems as though people are easily offended (by strangers, mind you) and take general comments very personally. Huh? You mean someone that you’ve never met, won’t ever meet unless your lucky (or unlucky), and doesn’t know you from the man in the moon has hurt your feelings? I just don’t get it. So I guess the next time I’m floating through the Blogosphere, I’ll prepare myself to be personally offended by anyone who:
- doesn’t believe in marraige
- thinks that all New Yorkers are rude
- doesn’t like Washington, D.C.
- thinks plus size women are unattractive
So let’s say that I’d been on welfare in the past, would I take offense to any statement where someone disagreed with the welfare program? Let’s say that I was a single mom, would I take offense to anyone who said that they were waiting to be married to have a child? Or better yet, if I was in my second or third marraige, should I take offense to someone who mentions that their marraige is going to last forever?
I could go on and on. My point ( I tend to wander at times *lol*) is that we’re not all identical. We’ve experienced different things in our lives that have shaped the people we’ve become. I don’t know about ya’ll, but I LOVE meeting different kinds of people. We may not agree on everything, but I’d love to have a lively discussion with you. Your unique opinions are yours and yours alone. And guess what? We can disgree and neither of us is wrong. But, like Ms. Creole Princess said “Stoopit people have no room in my world.” Couldn’t have said it better myself!