Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Apparently, I am evil and dumb......

I find it amazing at how many people will hate you because you have an opinion. I am a human being with feelings, thoughts. I love my family, my friends, my kids. I have made fabulous friends here on the internet that sometimes make me laugh when I need it. Raise their hands in defiance when I need them, laugh at my dry sense of humor.

I live by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Would you hate someone and talk nasty to someone just because their opinion differs from your own? Would you hate me because I didn't vote for the same guy for President? Would you hate me because I believe that anyone should be able to get married regardless of their choice of mates? Because I am a proud support of gay rights. Would you hate me because I am a christian? Would you hate me because I don't like peanut butter?

I, no matter who and what you believe in, will ALWAYS believe that you have the right to your opinion, the right to your beliefs. And I will never think less of you because of it. I only ask that you show me the same respect. That's all. Is that really to much to ask?

9 comments:

phairhead said...

not so easy to live by in this day and age

Dijea said...

You are right - it's not easy in this day and age. But I try. I'm not saying I succeed every single day, but I try.

Flutterby said...

The side of me that wants to know everything wonders who had the nerve... but sheesh... if this was something on your blog, no one made them read it! Or keep reading once they noticed they didn't agree. I don't always agree with a lot of things I read in many of my friends blogs... I know when to keep my mouth shut, when I can respectfully disagree in public, and when I can joke around about it. I can't imagine calling names and taking on a holier-than-thou attitude... although it's happened in response to something I posted once as well. It pissed me off.

Dijea said...

Its a neighborhood political issue. And although I now know they are lurking and reading this, they haven't officially commented yet.

Its really silly too. I just don't understand such strong emotions to something that is really not personal. Eh, what can you do.

The Unstable Blogger said...

Oh crikey, did someone use "tard" again and get all freakin bent outta shape? ;-)

Now to be serious...I would like to think that in 2009 we could all express our opinions without fear of bashing but sadly, that is not always the case and while I personally like to share with those may not agree with everything I believe/think cuz I may just learn something...not everyone feels that way. No matter how passionate you are about a certain issue, you have no right to belittle another person or personally attack them for not being exactly like you. Ever. Why dont people get that?? It seems simple. It seems like common sense but maybe I expect too much?? Hard to say.

And no... it is NOT too much to ask.

Bunny Bunster said...

Very well said!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I agree with every word you said.

Flutterby said...

Just one more reason no one in my *real* life knows anything about my blog. Well except for the Princess up there... but she's been a part of my real AND online life for a long time... way before I ever started blogging.

Smirking Cat said...

Is it too much to ask? It shouldn't be, but in the years I have been blogging, my most frequent visitors are people who claim to "hate" me. How anyone could hate a charmer like me escapes me, but my point is, some people (a LOT of people) have minds too small to grasp that the world is bigger than them.