Wednesday, November 7, 2012

To Each His Own


Have you ever heard that saying?  I'm guessing you have.  This is so true.  "To Each His Own".  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has the right to their own opinions.  My opinion does not have to be the same as your opinion.  I don't have to agree with you and you don't have to agree with me.  AND...we can say that.  It is the beauty of being an American.

Many things have baffled me this election season.  Why can't people just agree to disagree?  And I don't give a flying f*&k who you voted for or why.  And you shouldn't care about who I voted for this year.  It's doesn't matter.

If we just all thought about the saying "To each his own", I think it would help.

For example, have you ever been to a wedding where you just knew that the couple was not the right fit?  You just knew that they might not make it?  Well, did you stand up and say something or did you just sit there and keep your big mouth shut (as you should)?  Because you know what...people marry the wrong people all of the time.   So who are we to say who marries who?  You see where I am going here (without actually going there)?  To each his own.

Have you ever heard someone say something that was so hypocritical that you just wanted to call them out on it?  Or have you ever thought that someone was making the wrong decision based on not knowing all of the facts?  I have.  And you know what I thought?  To each his own.

Have you ever thought that someone was making a wrong choice with their life but then you realize that you HAVE NO CLUE what it is like to walk in their shoes...so you really should just stay out of it?  You should actually thank your lucky stars that you never had to make a tough decision like that.  And maybe if you were in their position, you would make a different choice that was right for YOU...but that doesn't mean it's right for them.  To each his own.

I'm NOT confrontational AT ALL.  This little trait has helped me so much in my life...and even more this election season.  I tend to just keep on a lid on it.  That is hard for me at times though.  And it was hard for the past few months...because if I am being honest with you, I don't vote strictly down party lines.  I have strong values that are in line with one party...and other strong values that are in line with another.  You know how you make those lists of pros and cons when you want to make a decision?  That's kinda what I do mentally.  And that's what I did this year.  Then I hoped for the best. 

Until there is a candidate that stands for EVERYTHING that I stand for...I guess I will continue this little tactic.

Was the outcome what I wanted or hoped for?  You will never know because I won't say who I voted for here.  But it is what it is.  And I am an American so I think it's time to get to work and be proud of our country.  End of story. 

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6 comments:

  1. Yep!! I agree with your sentiment, whole-heartedly!

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  2. Here's my nice comment ... now where's my drink? lol j/k! I love this post and totally agree! I've found myself zipping my mouth shut a lot!

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  3. Love this...and love you! Smooches, Cyn
    A.D.D.MusicMamma

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  4. I whole-heartedly agree!! And I'm also ready for my drink.

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  5. You sound like me. I could never be so strong with one side. I told someone the other day that I am a LibeRubliCrat! A combination of Libertarian,Republican,Democrat! LOL!How can you agree with one so wholeheartedly. I had to de-activate my facebook for a bit because it was being taken over by anger. I just wanted to see pictures of my friends at parties, or their kids in their Halloween Costumes. I'd even take their Farmville updates.
    Pros and Cons list! Good job! And Great Post!

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  6. I totally agree with you! People take it so seriously too when someone has different views/opinions. And I definitely saw myself crossing the party line I usually identify with. There comes a point when you need to step back and think about what matters to YOU, not the party you identify with.

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