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Don’t Let Them Into Your Head

“As you get older you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People that are good for you, good to you and good for your soul.”

Facebook has this great page called “Higher Perspective.” The purpose of the page is “to bring together like-minded individuals focused on personal growth and expanding their consciousness.” Now to some, this may sound a little crazy, but they do offer some really good advice for many different situations. I especially like the fact that they say “through the sharing of pictures, art, music, ideas, stories, history, and other information, we can help the population gain a higher perspective on life and improve our global situation. We can be better to our planet, better to our brothers and sisters and better to ourselves.”

That is where I found the quote for today’s post. Every day people watch the news and all you hear is negativity and hate. Is this any way to go through the one and only life we have? Those folks who know me know that I frequently say that it is a waste of mental energy to constantly engage or think about those people who really have no interest in your well being.

Even though I have said that many, many times, it has been increasingly more difficult to live by those words. It is truly a shame that people treat others the way that they do based on their beliefs.  And that last comment is meant for both sides of the political aisle.

It truly is time for folks to start treating each other with some dignity and respect. To stop the name calling and making assumptions about others based on who they follow politically and what they believe.

Regardless of what people believe, we do live in the greatest nation on earth. We live in a country where you are free to believe what you want and think what you want without the fear of retribution from the government or others.

That is why as I get older, I have less and less tolerance for the nonsense. People who treat you badly shouldn’t be a part of your life. Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you have to say something. Especially if it is mean and hurtful.

So I have made a conscious effort to distance myself from people that I only have negative interactions with. If they happen to be co-workers, I will treat them with the respect that they are due as a co-worker. After that, nothing. It isn’t worth wasting the mental energy.”

What say you? Am I crazy? Am I expecting too much? Can you at least agree that a little peace and quiet would be nice for a change?

How do you deal with the negative actions of others? For me, it has been and hopefully always will be through hiking and being outdoors.

Let me know through the comments section what you think.

Disagree With Me?? You’re A Racist

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Yesterday I was engaged in a “discussion” with some folks on Facebook. Why I continue to do this is beyond me. As you can well imagine, the discussion drifted back to Obama and his policies and because I supported Trump and didn’t support Obama the race card came flying out and….You got it!!! I am a racist!

Whatever happened to just being able to disagree with your political opposites?

Playing the race card as soon as you say, “I disagree with you” is at the very least intellectually and morally dishonest.  It is the weakest response instead of actually debating your position on an issue. When you play the race card, you are saying that you have no legitimate argument.

You want to know why I didn’t like Obama? Because his progressive policies sucked. Not because he was black, but because his policies sucked. Do I need to spell that one out a little more? His policies were for shit.

So why do they keep playing it? Why can’t the left engage in an honest debate of ideas without immediately crawling into the gutter?

Here’s why. The overall tenet of the left is “Do as I say, not as I do” If you disagree with me, you are a racist. Bullshit. Come up with something new, like a real argument.

As always, if you are offended or don’t like what I have written, I don’t care.

 

 

Facebook and Politics

When  first heard of Facebook, I thought it would be a great way to reconnect with the people who I went to high school with, served in the Marine Corps and have just met over the years. And for the most part it has pretty much it has been a good experience. It has been wonderful seeing the careers that my friends have chosen, the families they have and the accomplishments they have celebrated over the years.

But Facebook has now become a cesspool of negativity and hate. I am speaking about both sides of the political aisle. The vile, negative and ridiculous things that are posted most often times make people look (I’m sorry) like idiots.

The bottom line is this-Yes, for those on the left, we know you don’t like Trump. But now you  have to get over the fact that Hilary lost. You cried and screamed for eight years that the right did nothing to help Obama. So now you do the same thing you accused the right of doing? That is hypocrisy at its best.

For those on the right, we know you didn’t like Obama and Hillary. You did your best to obstruct everything that Obama did. Expect the same with Trump. If you think otherwise then you might be a little delusional.

With all of that said, we all have to find a way to better discuss politics. Most of what I have seen written about Obama & Trump is just hateful and stupid. If you choose to post this material then you are acting in an irresponsible and intellectually dishonest manner.

My thought then is this-Let’s get Facebook back to where it used to be. I would much rather read about how your kid got all section in basketball or how they made the honor roll. We all know how much you hate Trump and Penceand we all know how much you hate Obama and Hillary. For those on the left, get over it, you have to deal with Trump for at least four years. We don’t need you to remind people every single minute of every single day. On the right, we don’t need people to be reminded every minute of every single day about how bad Obama and Hillary where.

If people don’t like my idea and continue to with the negativity, I’ll just not have you as a Facebook friend. I’ll certainly miss you, but I refuse to waste another second on hate and negativity, whether it be on the left or right. You certainly have the right to post whatever you want, but those of us who choose to be just a little bit more positive have the right to ignore it.

I certainly hope that you will join me!