There has been something interesting going on around Facebook land. Ok, maybe it is in regular life too…but, well, we all know Facebook is more public in a way…
People un-friending someone just because they don’t think the same way they do about something. It is for silly things a lot of the time.. Other times I know people feel strongly about a cause or what not, but some people are getting rid of friends just because they don’t feel the same way about a subject. If I did that, I wouldn’t have any friends on there! Who feels the same way as I do about everything? Nobody, thank goodness…That would be boring! And I do love hearing what people thing about different topics…
All of this tends to go hand in hand with judging people. Everyone does it. I think it is normal and expected to have people judge someone else, but I think it is what you do after judging someone else that more defines your character. Well hey, did I just judge? 😛
I recall being judged about things early on… But when it really started was when I was older.
Here are some things I got judged for that I know about and/or remember:
1. Not swearing.
2. Not drinking coffee.3. Not having sex before marriage.
4. Getting married young.
5. Moving often.
6. Not getting an epidural.
7. Having children at a birth center and not a hospital.
8. Not having dance parties with my children.
9. The way we think about immunizations.
111. Being too Christian.
12. Not being Christian enough.
13. Being anti-social.
14. Driving a minivan.
15. Driving an SUV.
16. Not wanting to talk on the phone.
17. How much I love spending time with Jeffy.
18. That I am surrounded by birds.
20. That I enjoy spending time with my kids.
Ok, well, that’s a good start anyway, I am sure I could go on and on… Did I mention homeschooling? But really, some of those? I remember the dance party one like it was yesterday. I didn’t know it was such a ‘thing’ to not have dance parties with your kids. :shrug: And moving too often? No, I wasn’t on the run from the law as was talked about, I mean, really?
But see how this works? Out of those 20 things, I am sure nobody is 100% like me on all of them! And that is ok! I like it! I love that people are different! I couldn’t imagine un-friending someone on Facebook because they drank coffee…or hey, all of you who complain about having your kids around because school isn’t in session… That would significantly reduce my friends list right there!
Anyway, I don’t even know where this post was going, but I just wanted to get it off my chest so I don’t think about it anymore.
I am going to go and hang out with my friends on Facebook now.
Maybe I will see you there. 😉