Sometimes, I start reading something online, and then it turns out to be a rabbit hole and not a very pretty one, and it disturbs me, and I feel like I ought to say something in the place where I first saw it.
Today, no. And seriously, if I could never give in to the impulse to say something when it’s not a face-to-face situation, I would never give in again (and sometimes not even then). I don’t have time or wherewithal to irritate my friends (actual friends, some of them my best beloved friends) who clearly think differently than I do. It’s fine. I don’t care that we don’t march lockstep, and I’m sure they’re aware that we don’t think alike, that I don’t care that we don’t, and that I do consider the other point of view as a valid point to consider. It’s a mark of true friendship, is it not?
Most of the time when I consciously try to influence someone, it fails spectacularly and all that happens is my preshus feelers are hurt. So, nope. Just going to live my life.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” … That’s Philippians 4:8 in case you need to look for some context there, or if you don’t but just want to know that I didn’t make that up, or, y’know, just need to know that I’m quoting the Bible and would just as soon not follow me. Whatever.
Carry on. Just be nice. Come on, people. Apply some Aretha Franklin to the situation, no matter what situation it is.
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