My opinion on opinions.

I use the internet alot… mostly to keep in touch with friends(cute pictures of babies mostly), to find information(who sang that song, “Steal My Sunshine”?) and buy things (mostly Freebie Blogs!). One part of the internet I try to steer clear of is all the people that, what I like to call, rant blog. (This term can apply to Facebook posts, Twitter or any social networking site.) Rant Blogging is just plain annoying and doesn’t really serve any purpose.

Example: I don’t like coconut. So I join an anti-coconut FB group and post all kinds of links and blogs about how horrible coconut is and people that eat it must be ogres. Obiviously people that hate coconut will join me in my coconut bashing efforts. But people that love coconut will debate me, saying how can you be so ingorant? only morons don’t like coconut.
What was gained from all my anti-coconut cyber soliciting? Nothing

Now lets apply this to real life. Politics. Religion. Parenting. People have very strong opinions about these issues and I think it’s great to be passionate. But I think waiting until someone asks for your opinion makes a greater impact. Most likely they are willing to consider your point and in turn spark a constructive conversation about the topic, even if they don’t embrace your views.

I’ll admit I have trouble sticking to this plan. I get really excited about an issue and must let everyone know I’ve figured it out and I’m RIGHT!

Here’s the real question is this post a rant blog?

BTW Len sang “Steal My Sunshine”


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