As a collective we find it extremely hard to question things we do and the things we believe in. It’s almost like we are programmed to think that we cannot change. But wouldn’t that be a sad place, if we were never to evolve in our thoughts and ideals. Fortunately for me, life circumstances and dealing with the realities of the modern world, have allowed me to accept that somethings need to and will change. That change in society will most commonly start with yourself, by simply becoming aware and understanding the situation.
But with change comes resistance. Dealing with that resistance can be one of the most confronting things to deal with. But if you are out there to make change, you’re definitely not doing it for popularity, because most of the time there will always be people out there that detract and defend. Call it natural human instinct, but a great example of this happened to me late last week. When I decided to voice my quite obvious opinion in regards to violence against women.
I was confronted by what can only be described as an aggressive response to what is simply stating a fact. Here is the response I got:
I have a belief, that to create a better world, some just need to stand up and speak up about it. Now a Facebook status update is hardly anything to rave about when it comes to creating change. But at least it is getting people talking about it. It really singles out those who think a lot differently to you. Truth be told, this guy is hardly a friend of mine, more of an acquaintance and I don’t think he is a bad guy. He is definitely against violence against women. But he is also clearly misguided on the facts and the causes.
But you don’t get into this mindset about positive change to make friends, you do it to help in what ever way you can. If you get haters along the way, so be it. I couldn’t really give a shit. The way I look at it, if you want to argue about something that to me, just seems like plain common sense, then well, I’m going to let you know how I feel. On the other hand if you are willing to have an adult conversation about it, let’s have a chat and maybe we can learn a thing or two about each other. I hardly think his response, was one demonstrating that he was looking to debate.