Monday, July 21, 2014

A Need To Vent

I start my mornings on Facebook, basically to check Birthdays and look for funny posts that I use over on Rumple Tweezer. Plus, I have a group of friends that I think of as "The Music Club". We post videos and talk about music, obviously. But after I scroll for a few minutes, I inevitably pass a relative or school-mate's politically leaden post which borders on stupidity. (Sometimes doesn't even border), full of unchecked untruths.
(That's why I prefer Tumblr and Twitter-- I follow my interests on those sites, not just people I know but have little in common with.)

I used to get a bit political on FB, but it always ended up with me tense and shaking and totally pissed off. So I quit. I'm not going to knock any sense into their heads, so why make myself miserable trying.

It happened this morning, a totally inappropriate post by a couple-of-generations back cousin's wife. I wanted to blast her soooo much, I even started typing. Then stopped and backspaced. And debated posting these two little gems, but again, common sense kicked in. I would accomplish more talking to my Mimosa tree. So, I'm venting here and then getting on with my day. Thanks for listening!


Bob Slatten said...

As my Grandma would say, "You can't fix stupid."
And sometimes I wanna try, but sometimes i just know it's best to move on.

the dogs' mother said...

Also stay waaaaay far away from anything political. One thing is guaranteed - it never ends well and nobody changes their minds.