Just So We’re Clear

by Ginger on July 5, 2011

in Random

No, I don’t have to choose sides.

No, I don’t have to stop liking that person/reading her blog/talking to that friend just because I ALSO like you/read you/talk to you and you don’t like each other.

No, I don’t want to jump to conclusions.

No, there is not a one size fits all response to MOST things in life.

Yes, I can see both sides of the story.

Yes, I can do my fact checking and research before making a decision.

Yes, I have a brain in my head and (try to) use it.

Lisa July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I agree that there is rarely a one size fits all response, and I’m personally glad that there are people out there willing to attempt to see both sides. I think with blogging, Twitter, FB, texting, email, forums, chats, and all the ways we have to communicate these days, we might be getting a little over emotional. Like we’re so used to putting our every emotion and opinion out there (in a semi-anonymous way) that we’re almost forgetting how to think, evaluate, and communicate.

Erin July 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Love this. There seems to be a mentality online that we all have to agree with each other about everything. If you don’t agree, you’re out. We can have different opinions and still get along.

Tara July 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Yes. Yes, yes, yes.

Cherie Beyond July 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

I love this. It’s how I operate. I rarely state my opinion in such matters until I’m pretty sure I have my facts straight.

But your first point is the one I really need to remember: I don’t have to choose sides. This isn’t a kickball game.

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