I try very hard to not delve into conversations on religion, politics or reality television. They are all no win conversations because there are too many big lobbying groups and diverse opinions that can become volatile. I have been reading a lot about a certain reality TV show and it’s main character with people discussing, or should I say arguing about their free speech rights. Religion, politics and reality TV all in one discussion has just been driving me crazy. In fact, to the point that I quickly switch channels or web page when anything related happens to be on the page.
The reason I bring this up is that while reading a regional newspaper I ran across an article that actually has some real life perspective to it. A young girl passed away early in the morning on Christmas day after she was diagnosed in May with a rare form of leukemia. Read the whole article here, but please remember as you read it’s real life and death. It’s about what people should really be talking about. Another story from my local paper about a mother who made the wrong choices, but did realize what was important and decided to remember that can be read here. A mom who lost sight and regained it.
Everyone has a right to express an opinion. In their mind they are correct, whether they are or not, but they have the right to express that opinion. Most people jump up to fight those opinions because they are afraid of that opinion, it’s not politically correct or they are afraid of the tide of public opinion causing them to lose revenue. Focus people, focus and remember “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never harm me.” Especially if you are confident in and with yourself. If you do speak up against someones opinion, hopefully it is a good cause.