There are lots of differences in life. Different people. Different views. Different ways of living your life. Ultimately it is YOUR life. Some people forget that. However, that does not mean people get to do whatever they want, when they want. There are consequences and sooner or later, those things you say catch up to you. I have told people before when I write this blog, I write not only from my experiences, but also from other points of view. Sometimes I weave in 5 different scenarios and make it one post. I think about current events or news. I think about friends and family. I think about people my husband knows. I think about society as a whole.
I am in several different “groups” on a popular social media place. Not everyone always gets along. Even though I have never met some of these people, I know the ones I gravitate towards. I watch their words, and see if their “actions” keep up with their words. Who they are both publicly and privately must align. For example, in public, they can’t be spouting off about integrity and honesty, and then in private have none of those values themselves. One of the biggest struggles for me is to find someone who says they are Christian publicly, but damns other groups, ways of life, races, or attitudes. If they say they are Christian, yet won’t speak to another church member in public because her views are different, what does that say about them? Better yet, what about the polite conversation they make publicly, then privately berate the person. Love how they become judge, jury and executioner in the name of their faith.
So I say to you, are you keeping yourself accountable to your values? Are you practicing what you preach? Nine times out of ten, the answer is no. I do not have a problem with people who are always up front. This is what I believe, this is what I have always believed, and this is how I live my life. That doesn’t bother me even if my views are not the same. They know how they feel and stay the course. If you don’t want to hear how they feel, stop asking them questions publicly and expecting a different answer. Period. That’s me. I got asked a question a while back and the person or persons involved expected me to tell them I changed my mind. Doing so would change who I am. I am not doing that for anyone. I see things as they are not as others wish them to be. I am holding myself accountable. It’s your turn.