Monday Musings: Why I Don’t Unfriend People with Different Views
I’ve got to be honest, I use the “unfollow” option on Facebook, a lot. It’s my friend (no pun intended;). But, I rarely unfriend people and here’s why.
We don’t all agree. And, you want to know what? I don’t care. I shop at Target, you shop at Walmart. I delay or defer vaccinations. You get them on schedule. You breastfed all your babies until they were three. I did not. I voted in the last election. You did not. You don’t appreciate chick fil a milk shakes, I do and I’ll have it with a side of Starbucks latte. But, you know what? It doesn’t matter. If you see me post something political, moral, or even parenting related and you don’t agree? Make a comment, keep scrolling, or unfollow me. I’ll do the same. And, we’ll all be happier. Because, I really don’t care if you agree with me.
You know why? Because, I’m right. Why do I think I’m right??? Because, I wouldn’t be defending my beliefs, views, or opinions so vehemently if I thought I was wrong or maybe just kinda right. No. I think I’m right. (As relates to parenting and shopping decisions- I actually don’t think either of us is right- those are all about what’s best for the individual family.) Occasionally I change my mind (I mean I used to live in acrylic nails and swim in Diet Coke- eeek). But, generally speaking I’m going to consistently voice my opinions and think I’m right. I expect you do the same.
So, when you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see someone with a differing opinion than you: you may think they’re wrong, you may think their logic sucks, you may think they’re a down right idiot. But, who cares, get over it because here’s what: they think they’re right too. And, if we all hated each other just because we’re right and they’re wrong, well that’s just a lot of hate. And, I don’t know about you- but I just ain’t got time for that.
And, that is why I don’t unfriend people over differing opinions. I comment, unfollow, or keep on scrolling.
And, now back to your regularly scheduled dose of fashion: it’s raining it’s pouring- okay it was doing neither but here’s another look at the all-day coat because hello- I love it! And that’s an opinion we can all agree on.
Coat: Betabrand by Melissa Fleis
Dress: Old, similar