Sunday, January 26, 2014
I'm going to tell you something about me. I am an over-sharer. Shocker, right? I know this truth about myself. The truth about it, is that most of the time, I don't really care. There are times that I realize I do it in inappropriate situations in which case I end up with a very bad case of foot-in-mouth and find it hard to remove myself from those situations. For the most part though, there are very few things about myself that I don't mind sharing, or talking about. I wish more people were more open and honest about things. I think life would be a lot easier. I think relationships, friendships and everything in between would be a lot easier.
You will NEVER have to wonder where you stand with me. Because I will tell you. If I don't like you, I'm not going to go out of my way to tell you this, chances are I will go out of my way to not be in your general vicinity. If I find myself in the company of people I am less than fond of I am capable of being polite. If you pissed me off, I will tell you. If I think I've pissed you off, I will ask you. I am not shy about this. If someone up and unfriends me on Facebook, I have a tendency to ask why. I don't like unresolved conflict. I don't like that rock-in-the-pit-of-my-stomach feeling.
That brings us to the purpose of this little blog post which I have been writing in my head for weeks now.
I have noticed a trend going around lately of people talking about how they are just "out there living their lives." They say what they want, and they do what they want, and they are sick and tired of everyone judging them and their choices. They are living THEIR lives!
Well yes! You are.
Now, this may sound callous, but I'm assuming that because if it's gotten to the point where if you're posting something about being able to say and do what you want, that you've had people telling you that what you are saying and doing is upsetting to them on more than one occasion. Is that a correct assumption?
Saying what you want and doing what you want is great. Being an adult is great.
But did you ever stop to think that other people aren't really judging you, and maybe you're just an asshole?
Just some food for thought.