We have all heard that saying about people and their opinions, right? How they’re like assholes; we all have them and sometimes they stink.
Often I say, think, or write things that other people don’t like or agree with. And that’s cool. I don’t say,think, or write any item of opinion with the intention of winning over or swaying someone into liking me because of it.
In fact- I have a shitload of opinions that people most certainly either don’t agree with or won’t admit to feeling the same way. Like:
– chocolate chip mint is the best flavor of ice cream
– I’m not attracted to red heads
– all babies are not cute
– all brides don’t look beautiful
– it’s not that dress “makes you look fat”; maybe you just gained weight and that’s what makes you look fat
-Ben Affleck will make a bad Batman
-congrats on your baby! Maybe even your first baby! But it’s not THE FIRST BABY ever. And because it’s yours, not mine, I don’t feel the same way about it you do. But when it gets a little older and develops a personality I may think that’s a cool ass baby. Still love you, though. Unless you’re an asshole in which case, why do I need to know your baby?
-if your dog/kid/cockatoo is an asshole I’m assuming you’re the asshole and they learned it from watching you
– pot should be legal
-Artichoke pizza in NYC is totally overrated
-I’d rather listen to Coldplay while eating Artichoke pizza and watching Glee than read a word of 50 Shades of Grey.
-Dane Cook still isn’t funny
-God’s a myth
– you’re religion isn’t better than or more right than their religion, and probably you’re both wrong.
-I couldn’t care less about The Royal anything.
All of these opinions of mine are exactly that: opinions. And if you don’t agree with me, it’s more than cool. I try not to judge people based on solely their opinions (other than liking Coldplay. I can’t overlook that). Of course if you’re of some kind of belief that causes direct harm to others, or it’s racist or homophobic or hurts puppies or that like of poor rationale, I am pretty firm in my belief that you’re either a shitty excuse for a human being or incredibly uneducated and ignorant. Maybe all 3. Other than that, think whatchya like.
What I do and will always judge is how people go about discussing or arguing their opinion. I have no issue with peoples opinions, even if they’re shitty or completing opposing my own. However, the moment someone argues their opinion by attempting to personally attack or insult someone who is on the other side of the fence, their entire argument and stance becomes invalid to me.
I also don’t apologize for how others take my incredibly generalized statements. I have no control over how another person internalizes and processes something that isn’t directly addressed to them and vice versa. I don’t know what kind of day you’re having. And I am almost certain it’s highly unlikely I had anything to do with it.
What I find baffling is how much people, as a whole, fight and argue over their right to their opinion and beliefs yet are so quick to condemn and even try to oppress others for theirs. Where’s the logic in that? I mean, I’m not even one of the most logical people I know and I can even see that shit makes no kind of sense.
At the end of the day it’s pretty simple- if you don’t like something another person says, thinks, wears, believes, then don’t overly concern or involve yourself with it or them. Don’t interject. Don’t even pay them any mind. Unless they are infringing on your life and imposing on your well-being, do not engage. Live and let live and all that.
I have a hard enough time navigating myself thru the bs life, I can’t possibly take on navigating another person.
So, to quote Madonna, ” I’m not your bitch. Don’t put your shit on me.”