This post particularly spoke to me. It’s almost as if the lovely Mamautistic has been peering in my windows at night 😉
I, too, have been worn down. I can only handle so much negativity and intolerance (from either “side”). Both sides of an argument have their logical points. Both have their faults and fallacies. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Both contain grains of truth and elements of false filler.
Today, it came to a head, for me. Maybe the moral of the story is to stay on top of the Asperger’s/autism spectrum community goings-on on social media a little more carefully. (Yeah. I’ll magically slow down my work schedule and my daily life and get right on that.)
Or maybe the moral of the story is to not check social media at all. Because if you use it in a healthy manner, in which you check in for a few minutes (or 30) and then you log off for the day, you’re likely to get caught up in something unintentionally. It’s one of those situations where if you take the middle of the road, you get run over.
Some people claim to have empathy after all, but maybe they don’t. Maybe in their staunch activism, they hurt moderate people. They push people away. People with kind hearts. People with genuine intentions. People who care, and would set aside precious time they barely have, in order to help them through a life crisis.
That’s what happened to me today. And that’s why this post reaches in and touches my depths so much.
It appears that Mamautistic’s battleground was Facebook. Mine probably would be, too, if I were on there as much as I have been in the past. But my Ground Zero was Twitter. I’m not the only one; of that, I’m certain. I think the moral of my story is to make WordPress my first social priority, followed by a very limited sphere on Facebook (a sphere sanitized of politics, of course).
Thank you, Mamautistic, for writing this! I think you have more agreement beamed toward you than may be visible ❤
I’m writing this post primarily for myself so please don’t read it if you’re feeling horribly overwhelmed by politics right now too. Maybe it’ll help others to know that they aren’t the only ones feeling this way though, so I’m putting it out here!
I’m getting ever more discouraged with the state of political discourse in the USA lately.
Maybe this has been discouraging for a while, but I tend to surround myself with wonderful people who are generally willing to hear another side and consider it, even if they ultimately continue disagreeing.
So, I hadn’t really noticed a huge shift until around last November.
I have Republican friends with whom I got along fairly well during the Obama years. They weren’t happy with many of the things he did, but neither was I, so we could find some common ground. They were less happy with him than I was about social…
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