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Opinions and Insults

Some people get offended so easily.

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Every day, people get bombarded with opinions. We log onto our social media accounts, and we see people posting about Trump vs. Hillary and how stupid the supporters of each are. We interact with people on the regular and get backhanded compliments and forward insults.

Sometimes, dealing with people is unpleasant whether it’s virtually or in person. People can be thoughtless and entitled. Some people are even super opinionated and want everyone to know exactly what their opinions are.

Honestly, I think that’s fine. Good for them. People are equally entitled to their opinions. I think that varying opinions allow us to progress as a society by forcing us to think in different ways.

Do I wish I didn’t see the same people posting the same opinions every day on Facebook? Of course I do. Do they have the right to do that? Of course they do.

However, I think the issue with people sharing their opinions is that it causes individuals to get butthurt on both sides. The person sharing the opinion gets upset that people don’t completely agree with him or her, and other people feel the need to fight about how their opinion is different and therefore correct.

Alternatively, I do realize that this isn’t always the case. Some people can communicate about varying opinions like civilized adults, but I’m focusing on the people who cannot. Some people take disagreement as a personal attack, and I think that those people need to chill out a bit.

Then, there are times when people actually try to insult one another. Yeah, it stinks when people judge your looks or your character, but this is when the idea of opinions comes into play. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it doesn’t mean you have to agree with or accept another individual’s opinion.

I’ll admit, sometimes people say things that get to me and offend me. Sometimes, I’ll go home sad or angry. I might even say something nasty back at the person, which probably does more harm than good in most cases. However, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just tired.

I’m tired of arguing with people and letting them get to me. I’ve come to the realization that people have their opinions, and I don’t have to fight with them even though I don’t agree with them. People who want to go out of their way in order to insult me aren’t worth wasting my breath on. I don’t need that negativity.

I guess the point I’m trying to get at is whether someone says something about you personally or about your opinions, it doesn’t really matter. Part of being an adult is knowing when to stop arguing and knowing when speaking up can make a difference.

I think that we live in a world where people are conditioned to get offended by taking things personally, but I honestly believe that is a choice. You know your viewpoints and morals. You also know who really cares about you. Knowing who and what matters in your life is what you should care about and not some some random opinionated person.

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