I have great respect for a lot of people but there are times when I hear them say something or write something and think “wow, really?”
I am all for freedom of speech but there comes a point when one should ask themselves is this going to be productive or am I just poking the bear because I want to be a huge ass. I put internet trolls into the huge ass category. You don’t like a website, leave and don’t come back. You don’t like the posts a person has on Facebook, unfriend them or hide the offending post. Is it really necessary to blah, blah, blah all over saying how offended you are, how stupid the people who disagree with your point of view are, how the person should kill themselves or deserves to be raped or beaten. Really? What are you accomplishing by spewing these words of hate? You are accomplishing nothing other than showing what a huge ass you can be.
Someone who’s writing I very much enjoy made me step back and out loud say Really, you had to write that? She said something along the line of the thing she was most thankful for this year was she wasn’t going to have her newsfeed filled with peoples daily “I am thankful for” posts. Maybe she was being ironic but the addition of the line of “I don’t care what you are thankful for” put her squarely in the huge ass category.
Several sayings come to mind when I say to myself did he/she just say that?
– Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
– Substiture the word opinion for religion in this one and my throat for my child’s throat – (Religion is) Opionons are like a penis. It’s fine to have one and it’s fine to be proud of it, but please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around… and PLEASE don’t try to shove it down my (child’s) throat.
– All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions. ~ William Butler Yeats.
So the next time one feels the urge to shout from the mountaintops, is it your extreme opinion coming from an empty soul attempting to suck the soul out of someone who’s soul is passionately full.
On a slightly contradictory note, bullying is wrong, period. But people have become so overly sensitive about every little thing that they scream “you are being a bully” when the intention of the person speaking or writing is in no way, shape or form intended to bully anyone.
Some people use extremes, sarcasm, irony, to make their point. Don’t comment without first attempting to understand if they using one of these ploys to elicit extreme reactions. I get a lot of giggles from a site that pokes fun at the extreme behaviours of a certain sector of people, enevitably someone gets their panties in a twist at the fun poked. The twisted panty person tries to defend the extreme behaviour, in this instance there is no defense needed or asked for. This type of behaviour (defending the undefendable) falls into the if you feel the need to defend the extreme behaviour, maybe just maybe, you yourself are guilty of this same extremism. Way to out yourself!! LOL