I think it is fabulous in life to have differences in opinion.
I welcome others opinions on a matter I voice an issue with.
I have learnt a lot and adjusted my views in many areas thanks to others input.
I no longer always think my way or the highway (well don't tell my kids that)
Life can be enriched by people talking and sharing.
The part I don't agree with is individuals passing judgement on someone who has a different opinion to them.
We recently had a huge thread build up on Facebook about the 8 year old images of Glen McGrath hunting. There was nothing hugely negative against me (apart from one woman that proclaimed that everyone should be appalled that DTLL didn't give more than 10%.. um I only make 10% so that was us giving everything we could for the month - Thanks lady).
I had lots of people remind me that regardless of what the ambassador had done either rightly or wrongly that the charity was still amazing and my money had gone to a great place (and I adjusted my views, yay!)
The part that got me was the people that were pro hunting vs anti hunting.. they got vicious with each other, they called each other names and well it just seemed ridiculous that they couldn't allow someone to see the world a different way.
Thanks to Dexter I walk each day with this fab man that became a stay at home Dad 8 years ago or so. He of course views the world of parenting from the male perspective and sheds the funniest of visions on scenarios I describe.. He is not judgemental just states the 'blokes' version we both guffaw and keep walking.
I have been reading a forum 'that should not be named' regarding bloggers this week and I am just so disgusted that it even exists. Why would anyone want to be part of a community dedicated to hating on other people, a place where they make up stories and cast opinions about people they have never met.
It reminds me of being at school.. I excelled at certain things so there were people that went out of their way to make sure any of my weak spots were screamed from the roof tops.. JUST to make me miserable..
I guess what I am trying to say is regardless of your gender, race, situation or views there is nothing wrong with batting for another team and by all means cheer for that team. Just don't go telling the other team they are worthless, that they don't belong because they are not in your team. Shit you could EVEN cheer for them too (just not as loud as you do for your team of course).
Do you think people are more openly rude on line because they are hidden? Surely these people wouldn't say those things to your face? Is it just going to get worse?
I am honoured to say I am joining the 4 of my fave girls this week, Bron from Maxabella Loves, Sonia from Life Love Hiccups, Kelly from A Life Less Frantic and Sonia from Sonia Styling to guest host one of my all time favourite link up parties the Weekend Rewind.
The Weekend Rewind is a weekly linky party. It kicks off every Friday from 8pm, when you can link your fave post of the week with any of these lovely ladies, and for this week only you can link up here as well. It doesn’t matter where you link up, you’ll show up on all five blogs as if by magic! Like any good party, it’s an all weekend affair and it’s a wonderful opportunity to catch up with your best loved blogs and find some new ones to follow!