There are three things I try to stay away from these days when it comes to conversations with people. I don’t talk religion, I don’t do controversial issues, and no matter what I try with all my might not to discuss politics. That to me is the biggest no no there is right now.
No matter which side of the whole thing you’re on nothing anyway can say is going to change that. I have never know it to be as bad as it is tight now and I stay away from it. You post something on facebook that shows up on my timeline I don’t like I either scroll right on past it without even bothering to look or I just hide it and move on. If this offends you then I’m sorry but if you post something I think is stupid believe me you really do prefer that I just move on and keep my mouth shut.
Here’s the thing, the person who posted whatever crap I find stupid is going to think the same thing about me if I open my mouth to disagree so why go there. Personally I don’t understand why people are still posting some of the things they do this late in the game. Unless you know a way to become a part of the solution and not someone who wants to stir up crap for the sake of stirring up crap then let it go.
The problem is someone making a direct statement to me that I had to just walk away from and believe me this one was really hard. Not going to go into it, oh and believe me I could, but all it would be doing is me venting to no real purpose except to bore the tears out of you and make my nerves stand on end. NO thank you. It wasn’t this person’s political stand so much as how they expressed it. It bothered me for many reasons. I pay attention to how people say something as much as what they say and this just made me sad. The end of that.
I’m trying to get people interested in my books not alienate half the population or more, hopefully less, and me ending up in their cross hairs isn’t what I’m going for. I manage to do that enough without me regurgitating a bunch of crap that boils down to my personal opinion and you know what they say about that. The thing is, who am I to try and change someone’s mind. Oh friends and I’ll will sit and talk about all those things I mentioned earlier but we are friends. No we don’t all see things the same way but we know one another and we like each other. We are also friends and even family and we accept one another for what they are whether or not we see things the same way.
On social media it’s another story. It doesn’t matter if we are friends on facebook, we follow one another on twitter, or anything else along those lines we don’t really know one another. I don’t know what your situation is or what your home life is like any more than you know anything about mine. Hell you may have a perfectly sound reason for believing whatever stupid crap you believe just like I have a damn good reason for believing whatever stupid crap I believe. Also just because we have the ability to reach thousands of people through social media that doesn’t make us the all-knowing guru with all the rights answers. That’s something we should all consider. Let’s say you have a thousand followers on facebook and you post something that you feel is so important, earthshattering, monumentally moving that it’s going to make a difference and you may get 1, and let’s be generous here, to twenty positives responses. This means that you have the potential of having 980 to 999 people who think you are total moron. Personally I don’t like those odds.
That’s why I stay away from those subjects.