Sunday, April 21, 2013

3 things you should never discuss at the dinner table:

politics, sex or religion

Sometimes I get so swept up in the moment, I share my unpopular opinion here and I know I'm offending someone.  

I even turned the comments on my last post- off, because I didn't want to fight or start a debate.  I was just stating my paranoid opinion that my husband shares with me (laughing) and I was scared what might come next (and I don't have the energy to deal with). 

To be completely honest, most of my best friends in this world are very far right.  They are my rocks, and the people I trust completely.  I don't want this place I call home to scare people off.  I want everyone to feel welcome (well almost everyone, I can't please the world). 

I don't want rage to swell inside you when you read my words... and I'm not sure if that's happened since my last post, but if it has- I'm sorry.  Because if we were eating dinner together, I'd never in a million years bring up politics, sex or religion.  

And if I did, I'd tread the water carefully and quickly drop the subject so we can enjoy ourselves despite our differences. 

While on the phone with my Mama last night, I asked her opinion on the Boston bomb suspects... and she seemed pretty solid they were guilty.  I told her our theory and I could hear the skepticism in her voice.  She loves me regardless.  And we quickly changed the subject.  

She is one of the most tolerant, outspoken Mama's I know... and I see more and more just how alike we are. 


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5 comments:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog and read the Boston post, and I just wanted to say that I share your opinion and it was nice to see that not everyone has hopped on the 'guilty' bandwagon. I just find it difficult to jump to that conclusion so fast, but then, I don't know nearly enough about the case to form a lot of opinions. Just wanted to say I am with you, and thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Olivia - I actually loved your Boston post. Seriously, it made me feel something. I love that. So many times, we live our lives through a filter of "what are they going to think" or "what if they (whoever, THEY is) disagree?" I actually disagreed with you, but I respected you for putting your opinion out there. It was so refreshing. We need more of that in the world. More honesty, more opinion, more thinking. You weren't trying to convince me, you were just speaking your mind. I loved it. Do it again, more often.
    - K

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    1. Thanks so much Kaci. I really appreciate you taking the time to share that with me :)

      And I agree, more honesty, more opinion, more thinking!

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  3. ohmygosh, that quote is awesome. i HAVE to write that down. i am off to read your boston post. no doubt that i will love it. i love how open and honest you are. always! xoxox

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