Friday, January 24, 2014

Pity

I just read a blog post.  I think it was a blog post - it's hard to tell when someone is so angry at the world - maybe it was just a rant.  I'm not going to link this blog to it because I don't want her getting any more attention.  Let's just say that she was putting down stay-at-home moms.  And then in another blog post 2 days later she was saying everyone should live life the way they want and every woman's contribution to the world is equal - whether it's Hillary Clinton or a stay-at-home mom.  She's either got a really strange concept of irony and was lying in the second one, or she's schizophrenic.  In either case, I'm not giving her more attention with a link.

But here's the point it raised in me.  Why does someone criticize other people for the way they choose to live their lives?  It's because the person feels like they have to justify how THEY are living.  This woman needs to put other women down so she feels better about herself - feels better that she doesn't have a man or children in her life (which she may or may not have - the posts seemed to contradict each other - I'm confused).

We need to have enough love for ourselves to live the life we want to live - regardless of how other people live, what we think other people want us to do, or what we think our culture (family/friends/acquaintances/judgmental bloggers) wants us to do.  Be happy with where you are.  And if you aren't happy, change it.  But don't go off on other people for how they live their lives, because that doesn't matter.  The only thing that should matter to you … is you and your life and how you affect the ones you love.  That's it.

Respect, people.  Have respect.  And don't hurt other people.  So for this blogger - enjoy your life.  Don't have kids.  Be "ambitious" and "successful" as you define them.  But don't put other people down for making different choices.  This world works because we are all different.  If we were all the same we'd not get things done.

 

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