Facebook has been a very combative forum recently.
The election, inauguration and women's march have
stirred up some very passionate reactions on the daily
newsfeed. I have no problem with others having a
different opinion than my own. It is both a right and a
privilege to be allowed to express one's opinion
openly and without censorship and I would never
prohibit that right.
I also believe that it is reasonable to listen to both sides
of an argument and as educated citizens, I believe that it
is our responsibility to be open to differing views before
formulating our own.
Recently I have read some opinions on Facebook that
differ greatly from my own. I have tried to be accepting
and not engage in pointless arguments, but recently I
have become quite disgusted by the depths some will
sink to in order to express themselves.
If someone starts to curse excessively and use some
really foul language to express their opinion or to
use nasty terms to describe someone whose opinions
differ from their own, I will not only refuse to engage, I
I have given this option some thought. I don't like the
idea of clicking that unfriend option, but it's an option
I sadly had to choose recently. If someone decides to use
crude and abusive language to describe a person, groups, or
situations, it lowers my opinion of their character.
Before hitting the unfriend button, I saw several posts over
several days of the same crude and abusive language from
this "friend" and decided that I finally had enough.
Variety is the spice of life and I accept and welcome differing
views, but let's be kind, not nasty.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley