Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For heaven's sake, you don't have to tolerate everything!

It's OK to be angry at some behaviors!
I've noticed a trend lately that I'd like to talk about. Now, before I get started, let me assure you, I am a big fan of individuality. I believe in respecting people's right to do or say what they feel. However, accepting them doesn't mean that I have to accept their bad behavior or be OK with everything they support, particularly if what they support causes others pain and suffering.

Because, my friends, there are some behaviors that are simply unacceptable. And there are some people who, when they exhibit those behaviors, are more than difficult to be around. They zap your energy. They kill your joy. They upset you. They make you sad for our future.

Because the behaviors they exhibit and the things they support, reveal them as uncaring, unkind, biased and just plain, downright nasty.

Now granted, some well intended people simply don't know how bad the things they support are or how selfish they sound by supporting them. Some people don't realize that the things they promote have a hate based, exclusionary core. It's not their fault. They're victims of the “let's purposefully create lemmings” technique of brainwashing incorporated by those to whom power is king.

And BTW, as a side point, there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting good people know what's really going on, so that they can make a more educated choice of their own, as long as you have good intentions and do so with an open heart.

But on to the main point.

Folks, it's OK to stay away from people who are purposely cruel, rude, prejudiced, etc. You don't have to accept anyone's “right” to be an asshole. You don't have to be understanding of people who lack compassion, don't have a sense of right from wrong (or don't act as if they do) or fail to consider the negative impact their behaviors have on others.

There seems to be a trend these days of accept everyone for who they are, mind your own business, scroll, scroll, scroll. And that's fine. But not if the person you're accepting of is a complete and total selfish jerk or has been brainwashed into thinking some cause or another is just and fair when it's actually quite horrendous. That's just not OK and you don't have to be OK with it. And the reason it's not OK is because people are being hurt by it.

You don't have to accept and/or tolerate everything and everyone!

Not only that, you shouldn't. Because the longer we continue to accept/promote/ignore cruelty, bias, selfishness, etc., the longer they will stick around. So, speak up, speak out and take action against behaviors that impact all of us negatively. It's perfectly OK not to accept every human behavior. You don't have to remain friends with people who continually behave in a manner that's hurtful and destructive.

It's OK to call an asshole an asshole. They don't deserve your respect. They're not earning your respect and they shouldn't get your respect.

And that's all I have to say about that.

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