Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Silence is Golden

Just because I am generally silent publicly about certain issues and current events doesn't mean I don't care.  I'd just rather not piss everyone off.  I'd rather keep my thoughts off the world wide web because:

Silence is golden.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

And, yes, I would probably end up pissing everyone off one way or another.  Those that would agree with me on one point, would probably be offended by another, and vice versa.  Hell, even when I don't say anything, just 'liking' things on Facebook pisses people off.

:shrug:  Not much I can do about that unless I want to quit Facebook altogether because I won't stop liking the things I like.

And hiding the things I don't.  Or blocking the things I totally disagree with.

The way things have been lately, I'm surprised I have anybody left in my newsfeed. I'm an opinionated person and I'm at a point in my life where my opinions aren't going to change without some MAJOR epiphany through facts and evidence to the contrary.  And lately things like facts and evidence are in short supply when it comes to opinions.

But you know what they say...

Opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one.  And they all stink but mine. 

Crass, I know, but true.  It's a bit of Dad wisdom that works for me.  So, I'll keep my opinions to myself for the most part, lest someone get a whiff of something disagreeable. 

And if you should stumble across one of my opinions that carries a disagreeable odor to your sensibilities, feel free to block or hide or whatever.  It's a free country.  Kinda... sorta... for now.


  1. I, too, try to keep my opinions to myself. Sometimes I care if I offend people, and sometimes I don't give a stuff, but I still try to keep mum. When I feel really strongly about an issue I'm thankful I'm not on social media, otherwise I could end up in big trouble.

  2. I could have used this post about two weeks ago. :)

    I think social media has become too predatory. If someone doesn't agree with you, they don't respect your right to your opinion. They're too busy getting all their friends together to attack you -- even when they're so obviously in the wrong. They'll even spread lies to make others turn on you. Because there really aren't any consequences for predatory people on the internet, they have the freedom to say or do pretty much anything against you. Also, they really enjoy their work, so they probably Google every day looking for controversy they can use for the next attack.

    Shame. We used to be an interesting community of writers with diverse POVs. Now we're all bullseyes for any pinhead with an attack agenda.