Monday, September 01, 2008

a rant about ranters

I quickly grow weary of those who think that anyone who does not believe just as they do about politics is a moron.

I have friends who read this blog who are quite liberal or quite conserative, and I can tell that they respect others' beliefs too. They discuss their views in a mature, thoughtful way. Today I feel grateful for those friends.

6 comments:

Karen ~ said...

Oh my goodness, I agree so completely!!! I end not to read blogs which I know are going to have postings like that, but every once in a while you get surprised. I read one yesterday where the actual author post was quite balanced and civil, but some of the comments posted in reply to her post were just plain nasty.

I am very, very ardent about my political beliefs, but I put respect for others ahead of that. I also know that no one ever converts someone else to their cause by yelling insults at them, especially in a blog!! So it's just a mean-spirited waste of time. I neither like to be mean-spirited, nor to waste my time!

(so now I have used your comment area to rant about people who rant! Sorry!)

athena said...

i think this goes for almost everything. it also goes to show how careful we need to be when we're in the thick of those volatile-like emotions (i know because i can be really guilty of this). i've learned (am still learning) that it pays to wait a day or so or even a week for those feelings to calm down before writing them down especially if we think the world is interested in what we have to say. :)

earthling said...

I don't think that people understand that when they are so ardent about a particular view it makes others feel as if they can not speak without being attacked. It takes away from freedom of speech.

Being able to discuss means having a view but being open to others ideas. It may surprise people that there are usually 20 different ways to do something.

Auntie lee said...

Ok, eathling has become my blog name.

This blogging is getting frustrating. I don't know who I am anymore until I read a name.

Ballerina Girl said...

3 cheers for you Calandria...
I also do not like to read or discuss with someone that is very unreasonable.
I have very strong feelings, political or otherwise, but we must respect others opinions...the core of our society shoudl be this...
r.e.s.p.e.c.t.!
BG

Calandria said...

I know that I have posted things that I later regretted. At the time I thought I was just being funny, but later I realized I could have stepped on someone's feelings by making fun of the candidate that person liked. I'm trying to get away from that.