Sometimes I feel like I live in a different world than everyone else.
This feeling became even more pronounced when Bryon died. You look at the world differently after your soul has been shattered.
Trauma changes you and stays with you.
I was blind to how good my life was. It’s easy to get annoyed when people complain but they are blind. There is no point to get annoyed because their blindness is a good thing. It means they haven’t experienced trauma.
I try to make sense of what is going on in this crazy world.
People research on Google not to find,the truth but to find information to back up their viewpoint. It doesn’t matter how poor the source is.
People dehumanize those who they disagree with. People aren’t automatically unintelligent or mentally ill because they disagree with you.
I’ve had to ban myself from reading comments on news stories. Because people are crazy. I become angry and use this emoji a lot: 🤦♀️
And this GIF:
But people have the right to see the world how they want, even if you think that view is wrong.
And you have the right to think their view is wrong, too.
But why do we care?
We have our opinions, we may choose to share them and then we get pissed when people don’t agree…
How many people who share their opinions on Facebook actually go out and make a difference?
However, when someone shares an opinion you don’t have, you can disagree.
But just because someone’s opinion invokes a strong reaction from you doesn’t make that person’s opinion less valid and wrong because It doesn’t reasonate with yours.
And just because someone disagrees with your opinion doesn t make your opinion less valid.
Why am I writing this?
Because my newsfeed is full of opinions and news stories. And I am not quitting Facebook because I like seeing pictures of everyone’s kids and pets. I want to see people’s vacations and new homes. I want to see funny memes. I even want to see pictures of what people had for dinner.
But I have been having a thought about an issue. It’s actually what I think of as a “looking at both sides opinion” but I don’t share because I feel that all it will do is piss everyone off. It will most likely have the opposite effect than what I would intend.
It’s all madness.
The funny thing, I have spent 40 years trying to fit in and reasonate with this “different world” but I think I finally realize is that I don’t have too.
Not every opinion or idea needs to be expressed.
One time Bryon and I had a layover and there were these two newly acquainted strangers who were talking.
These people wouldn’t shut up.
At that time, I was pregnant with my daughter and Bryon and I were both tired and crabby.
Bryon got exasperated and says (to me) “Oh. Em. Gee. Has this guy ever heard of the concept of an unexpressed thought?”
So I decided it’s okay to not share all my thoughts.
I don’t want to be like annoying airport guy.
I mean, we all have upwards of 60,000 thoughts a day and it would be impossible to share that many.
That’s a challenge I won’t be accepting.
But of the thoughts that have provoked a strong reaction, I don’t need to share.
What’s the point? To provoke an equal and opposite reaction? To seek some sort of validation.
Nope. I decided it’s okay to be okay with the feeling that I live in a different world from everyone else.
Everyone lives in their own world.
There is no way you can reasonated with everyone.
So you keep doing you and I will keep going me.