At least once I week I get incredibly surprised by the fact that you can offend people by everything nowadays. Literally everything. Not so much offline as online, but the impact of this trend is magnificent. In the world that screams DIVERSITY everywhere and promotes being open-minded, people seem to be doing the exact opposite. It looks like to promote diversity we need to be as close-minded as possible. Is that the direction we’re heading towards now – everyone being angry at others for absolutely everything they do and say?
Everyone is entitled to have an opinion and make choices. We are fortunate enough to live in the world with many opportunities. We can choose to live anywhere in the world, eat cuisine from a different country for dinner every night for at least two weeks and believe in whatever we want to believe. In theory, it sounds perfect. In practice? Not so much. Sure, it’s great to have so many options and such freedom. What’s not so cool is being judged for everything you do.
People love to categorise. We categorise your socks, documents, wardrobe and, in many cases, other people. We categorise before we can even think about it. Ironing your bed sheets? You have too much time on your hands. Working part-time? What a lazy person. Slept with too many men? A prostitute. Waiting for the one? Probably something wrong with her. Constantly watching what she/he eats? Has an eating disorder. Happily eating fast food and chocolate? Fat and irresponsible, because you could just look after yourself. It’s unfortunately in human nature. But that’s not the problem – it’s how we act upon it that’s the problem.
It’s like no one can really accept that no two people are the same. That rarely ever we know the whole story about one human being and their life. There is no actual form you’re supposed to fit in the society but if you don’t fit in it, then good luck to you because you’ll be crucified on the Internet. Have fun trying to find a way to survive because apparently no matter how you shift no one can fit in. But let’s bash each other on Twitter for this inability, shall we?
I cannot count the times I have deleted a great tweet or description on Instagram that I was so proud of because I got scared of being judged. What if I revealed too much of my life motto or my opinion on a certain topic? What if I would be the next person to be talked about simply because I don’t like to eat cheese? Or I dared to polish my shoes? I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that I don’t need to feel bad about my life. And that I don’t need to pretend to be someone I’m not just to please people I will never see in real life anyway. Because right now, I’m done apologising for everything.
THERE IS NO PLEASING OTHER PEOPLE.
So I’m sorry if my life offends you. Oh no, wait, I’m not really sorry. It’s my life. And I am going to live it the way I want to because I’m the one who’s making the decisions. So do you in your life. Let’s stop judging each other and just live our happy lives, shall we?
I have a proposition for everyone who has a problem with other’s opinions and life choices – get over it. Stop pushing your views onto others. It’s perfectly fine to stick to your views, more than that, to even share them and have a nice discussion with others about them. But it’s not okay to slag people off for who they are. Let’s be more open-minded as a society and accept that there is a place for everyone in here. Then the world will become a place where we do not have to feel constantly on edge and overthink what are the ‘correct’ things to say. There’s too much to worry about already anyway.
Until next time xx
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