Tuesday, July 5, 2016
While I was at a social function recently I felt like I was given a cold shoulder by someone I thought was my friend. I thought to myself...I've not seen this person post anything lately on Facebook because this person was always posting something witty. So, when I got home I checked...I had been unfriended by this person. The more I thought about this the madder I got, because I thought we were "real" friends as well as Facebook friends. So, why would I get deleted? I kept thinking, what could it be? Could I have posted or "liked" something on Facebook that would have offended this person? I don't see this person out in public any longer because of a change in my place of work so what could it have been? Could I have liked or shared a post that this person did not "approve" of and the person had a different opinion of the post than I did. That's the only thing I could think of anyway.
Now, I am tolerant of most things. I could care less if you are gay, lesbian, Muslim, Christian, foreign, black, white, purple, green, hillbilly, city folk, if you pray, say chants or speak Klingon.
I don't get on the social media platforms and blast any one group, or person for their beliefs, because that's not the right thing to do. I certainly do not hunt you down to delete you because you do not push the like button on a song or picture that I've posted or share my beliefs, because I don't expect everyone to like everything that I post and I don't expect everyone to agree with my opinion. I have even had one "friend" delete me because of what another friend commented on one of my posts...huh. Was I supposed to mediate the conversation, cause I didn't, and was not going to. However you choose to live, and whatever you do is your own personal choice. I am not going to call you out on it and I certainly hope you do not call me out on my choices, but if you do, don't expect me to argue over it because I am entitled to my own opinion. The bottom line is, you are a human and I am supposed to treat you, and your opinion with respect, and the same in return.
So, there are new rules to my game. If you do not like something I post and you make the choice to delete me, do not come back later and want to be my friend again cause it ain't gonna happen. This has happened a couple times now. The old rule of three strikes you're out does not apply any longer. If you ditch me, that's it. See ya!
We were all put on this big rock together and we all know how our story ends. Let's just all get along while we are here.
(Now, go ahead and blast me in the comment section. I know you want to.)