So, there was a ton of drama-rama-bo-bama all over the Interwebz this past weekend. Someone posted a very inflammatory opinion piece (heavy emphasis on the word opinion) in a private Facebook Group of women who were basically ALL the object of her wrath. Think something along the lines of “you and everything you do sucks and if you dare try to disagree with my viewpoint I will unleash holy hell all over you”. Yah, that sort of thing.
And I hate that sort of thing. I am a conflict adverse person. And I didn’t engage at all in it myself, but like a driver slowly crawling past a big trainwreck off the side of the highway I couldn’t tear myself away from watching the carnage even when things got really ugly.
And why did it need to get so ugly? Why do people need to get so nasty when it comes to differing viewpoints. Why can’t people just engage in respectful debate (then eventually agree to disagree) instead of unleashing the above mentioned holy-hell over any nay-sayers.
It just comes down to respect y’all.
There are two types of people in this world
Anyways, it got me thinking about another totally unrelated event this past weekend, but one that got me thinking about the two types of people in this world.
Let me set the scene for you…
I was out running errands and I was walking through our local mall trying to get shizzle done while my kids were at Parkour. It was Saturday and of course the mall was really crowded. I was walking along with my bags when I noticed a lady coming towards me at full tilt, also laden with bags. As we got closer together it became very apparent that we were engaging in a version of “mall chicken” and that this lady had zero intention of moving out of the way.
So we got closer together. I swear she furrowed her brow with determination as we got only steps apart.
And then we were only 4 steps apart…3 steps…..2 steps…..
It was going to be up to me to step aside lest we crash head on. So step aside I did, and the lady breezed by still at full tilt without the slightest hesitation or effort to actually step out of my way as predicted.
This doesn’t make sense to me.
Doesn’t it make sense that EVERYONE should make the effort to step out of another persons way? Even if you end up doing some awkward “we both go left, then right, then left again at the same time type of mambo dance” it still means that at least you are both TRYING to get out of the other’s way right?!
I have ALWAYS been the type of person to step out of the way. Even when I don’t want to. I’m stubborn, but i’m respectful of people. It’s part of my nature. I don’t get people who aren’t.
So peeps, it comes down to this very simply. There are two types of people in this world.
People who get out of the way and those who don’t.
Which are you?