since I've gone off on a tangent about something, so evidently today is the day for me to blog about a couple things that have been bothering me over the course of the past few months. I honestly have been trying with everything that's in me to just ignore stupid and walk away. However, when you find it all up in your face on a daily, no hourly basis, that makes it the MOST difficult thing to walk away from.
Remember, this is MY blog, with my thoughts. I'm not going to call anyone out by name and before you go all wacky on me thinking I'm talking about you, maybe you need to check yourself and see if the things I'm saying actually apply to your life.
First up is the constant change. I know you are going *Whoa Vickie, hold on here a minute, change is good*. I AGREE! However, I'm talking about those who change their life like they change their underwear. These people do not give themselves the chance to embrace the change they have made before they are off on yet another direction. How will they ever figure out who they are supposed to be, how they are supposed to live, which job is supposed to be their career, which spiritual journey is the one for them, IF they spend less than 5 minutes on each new change? And you are right, it is not my responsibility to tell them how to live and which journey is the right one for them. I just get irritated when on Monday someone asks for change, embraces a new direction and then before Wednesday even dawns, they have set of in another direction.
Along with these changes in their personal life, these same people go all bat shit crazy in the social media world. New FB pages, new blogs, new twitter accounts, new everything. I have to tell you, it's getting ridiculous the number of blogs, twitter pages and such I'm having to remove on a weekly basis. I've pretty much gotten to the point that I am not accepting new friend request from someone who has changed their FB account more than once or twice. If you don't like the way your current page is flowing, remove the things you no longer like, stop posting the things you find negative and just move the hell on! You don't need to continually create new pages. OH! And don't give me the excuse my husband's ex wife's sister was on my friends list. DELETE AND BLOCK THE BITCH! That's one of the BEST features about FB...that BLOCK function. I LOVE IT!!
Then there are those who consider themselves to be able to *write*. And once again, I am not talking about someone who has tried for years to put together a story. I am talking about those who out of the blue, wake up one day and say *I'm going to write a book and see if I can get it published*.
DISCLAIMER HERE: I know many already published and up and coming authors who have made many sacrifices and struggled to become published and known, I am NOT talking about any of you. I LOVE you all and respect your work. If you are thinking you see yourself here, you do not and if you want to know for sure, send me a message on FB and I'll clarify who I am talking about. I will not do it publicly.
The people I am talking about are the ones who actually shouldn't be writing anything in the first place. Not a blog, not a short story, not a letter or post card, and most assuredly NOT a book... of any kind. Their grammar, punctuation and choice of words leave more than enough to be desired. The sad part of this is that some of these same people feel they have the education and qualifications to actually teach our young people. I'm at a loss to understand how these people can hope to write a book, be an educator and NOT be able to spell correctly or form a sentence so those reading can not only understand what is being said, but not roll on the floor laughing their asses off at the stupidity they have tried to read.
If you fall into the above category and want to write, keep a journal, write in a diary, use your computer to keep things recorded. But for the love of Goddess, do not put your jumbled, inconsistent ramblings out where the public can see it. You are wasting your time and embarrassing yourself. If you only knew how many people are actually laughing at you, you would want to dig a hole, crawl into it and then pull the dirt and rocks in on top of yourself.
Lastly, there are those who for one reason or another have come to the realization that walking the Christian path is the way to go for them. To you I say great and I fully support your choice to believe and worship in any manner you so desire. Aannd, now we come to the meat of this part. When you say you are open minded and support everyone's choice of spiritual path, I'm like all... *good for you*. Then you turn around and disappoint me and everyone who doesn't belong to your cult by opening your mouth and saying you support religious freedom as long as it doesn't go against God and the Bible.
God and the Bible are NOT the only spiritual guidelines available and recognized, especially here in the good old U. S. of A. There are over 300 recognized religions and subsequent denominations. Your Christian Bible is NOT the one single source to be holding over someone's head if they don't believe the way you do. Instead of making yourself look more ignorant than you already do, you may want to do a bit of research before you go spewing nonsense about how your religion is the one TRUE path to God. Maybe this is true for you, but not so much those who are Jewish, or Buddhist or Scientology, or *gasp* Pagan.
One more little thing and then I'm done... for this time. If you have your Facebook page set to public so any of us can see the nonsense you post and then post something that many of us know to be a lie, don't try and cover that lie by locking your page down where no one but your friends have access to it. Lies, no matter how small have a tendency to come out. And you cannot keep your stories straight no matter how you try. You would be better off leaving the social media sites all together and just being the *good little Christian* you want the whole world to believe you are. It's too bad many of us know exactly who you are, how you operate and how hard you try to be something you aren't and never will be.