But, Wait….Posted: January 19, 2009
It seems like I am thinking this a lot lately. The inside of my lips should be raw from my biting them.
You see, I have a different viewpoint from many people I hang around with. People I respect and think a LOT of. They don’t seem to mind speaking their minds, and don’t seem to worry whether I like their opinion or not.
So why do I feel like I can’t express myself in the same manner? Do I feel like their opinions of me or my viewpoints will crush me? Do I feel like I am not free to express my opinion, because in some conversations, I’ve been made to feel like because of my personal beliefs, I am just stupid, or wrong? Kinda.
Some tones have come across like, “Shame on you, you idiot.”
Which I find ironic, considering some of these people have claimed to have received the very same kind of treatment.
I feel like I’m supposed to shut up if I don’t agree, and I kinda resent it.
Especially when I am not even trying to force my beliefs on anyone. I am merely trying to express my opinion.
More often when I’m joking around or trying to be funny. It seems I can’t even tease around without people taking things so seriously.
Perhaps it’s my delivery. I’m probably not a stand-up comedian for a reason. 🙂
I can only hope, that before criticizing me, or taking me down a peg, so to speak, that you don’t lump me in with “All the other people” who share some of the same viewpoints I do. We’re not all alike, you know. Stop, breathe, and take the facts that you know about me, and what kind of person I am before you jump to the defense.
I may disagree with you, but I am still a good person,and not an idiot either.
I’ll try to reciprocate.