“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a farrier by trade and sometimes there can be considerable distance from our jobs so we incur a lot of windshield time. This was one of those days for me today. The word of the day seemed to be “why” because it kept popping up in my mind.
Why do people find it necessary to hurt someone because they don’t agree with someone’s point of view? Just recently a young lady, who’s blog I follow, had some hurtful replies to one particular blog she published. I am sorry but I find that intolerable. There are ways of saying you disagree without having to be hateful. If you are one of those people that hurt people intentionally, please tell me what is gained by doing it. Enlighten me.
Why do you always have to be right? News flash folks, it is not the end of the world if you are wrong and the individual that has the fortitude to admit it my hat is off to them. That tells me that you have class and must be an aspiring individual.
Why does there necessarily have to be a “right” or a “wrong”? Why can’t we just agree to disagree? Everyone has their reasons for believing the way they do. Right now I see this going on in the world of politics at the moment in this country on national, state and local levels of government. You think POTUS is an idiot and doing a terrible job. You think the POTUS is doing a great job and pleased with his/her performance. Neither one of you are right or wrong. All you have is an opinion of the POTUS formed by different reasons. opinion : a view or judgement about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. So please, both of you just agree to disagree and move on.
“When you have the right, doesn’t mean you are right.”– Farrah Ezzatie
Why can’t we just compromise? What is so wrong with compromising? compromise : accept standards that are lower than is desirable First off I want to make something perfectly clear, I am NOT a democrat or republican. I loathe the party system that we have in this country. I look at the individuals in the race and form an opinion as to who I feel is the best person for the job and that is how I vote. I digress, sorry. Ok the present POTUS, governor, senator, etc. does not meet your standards why can’t you just compromise and in 2 or 4 years vote their arses out of office instead of calling all those that supported them (and heaven forbid didn’t agree with your opinion) stupid, racist, deplorable etc.. What makes you so right or them so wrong? The name calling and constant attacks on those you do not agree with does no good for anyone. It just creates a bigger divide in this country. It is not Russia, Isis, or North Korea we have to fear. No. Our biggest fear is ourselves. We are our own worst enemy.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
Once again I thank you for taking the time to read my post. This is one I really avoided writing about but I felt I just needed to say it. Will it change things? Very doubtful. Spread the love.
“It has been profoundly said, and how true it is, that the only thing necessary for evil to exist is for good people to remain silent.” – Edmund Burke
5 thoughts on “Why…..?”
Let’s face it: good and evil exist.
We can be both. We can choose to be just good or just mean. Some have done this choice. It’s their choice of living. When we disagree with what they are, do, think, say… well… we just have to ignore them and leave them alone… reciprocally…
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B, thank you so much for your comment. I agree totally.
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Tight fisted grip on one’s opinions is ego driven. A loosening of their grip on the tiller would show them it’s a fight not worth fighting. But fight they must because they identify themselves as their opinions and ego rather than the created fiction the ego actually represents.
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Thank you for your reply. I hadn’t thought of it that way. Ego can sure cause self destruction.
Really well said. It baffles me when people can’t just see a differing opinion as just that vs a battle cry to defend a position, including the negativity you spoke of. Even when we all just can’t seem to get along, it seems the simplest answer should be to just agree to disagree. Yet the simplest form of respect seems to allude so many. Like you, I choose to try to just agree to disagree and accept differences as no more than they are…and not all reflect the entire personality of someone, but just one seemingly “out of whack” perspective. We can get past differences. It’s a choice we make. Those that choose a path of conflict will continue to attract it. I will continue to look for peace.