The Narrative…

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Not everyone is going to agree with your narrative…

It is what it is…

Now I know people say that of course not everyone is going to agree with such and such an opinion…

And yet…we still get angry when they don’t…

And even angrier still when we get called out on our narrative…

This can cause the loss of a job…

This can even cause a rift in a relationship…

It’s happened to everyone…

Some people will surround themselves with only those who will agree 100% with the narrative they have…until they no longer do…then it is a quick cut of the cord all the while acting as if they have been wronged.

It’s total bullshit of course.

They haven’t been wronged…they were just disagreed with…get over it.  It’s known as a difference of opinion. Yet, there are those who decide that the best course of action is to repeatedly browbeat those who disagree. Just so you know they don’t actually convince anyone, they just look like a petulant asshole who isn’t getting their way, tantamount to being a bully.

This is nowhere more prevalent then social media; the vitriol that can spew forth from keyboards, their human origin hidden behind One’s and Zero’s, their online image an avatar. Typed words on a screen…they lack tone, intonation, non-verbal cues…personality. In what was intended to be a gentle question, is answered with anger and aggression, a war cry of…”How Dare You Question Me!!!!” followed by line upon line of justification, with the coup de grâce being…”You Aren’t the Person I Thought You Were!!!”

It begs the question…

Just Who Exactly Did You Think They Were?

Because they don’t agree all the time doesn’t make them any less a friend. It may mean they are perhaps quite a good friend…one who isn’t afraid to respectfully and thoughtfully question ideals as opposed to being a sycophant.

Respect and thought is the key qualifiers here…because all too often a difference of opinion leads to a lot of disrespect and thoughtlessness towards the other person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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