I made a silent vow to myself to be honest with people, sometimes too honest (lacking a sugar coating), but honest nonetheless. I had a friendship which was on the superficial level that I ended this summer because I could not agree with their shifty morals (cheating, backstabbing, and their hate-on for the environment) and couldn't continue to worry about their actions on a full-time basis. It felt good to be honest with this person as I only told them the truth in hopes that they would see the light and not to be just plain ol' mean.
Today I practiced my right to 'freedom of speech' on a more open platform: a fellow blogger* had posted something that I found really offensive to me on a personal level regarding 'how to treat a man'. It was a personal opinion and they were expecting a backlash in advance. So, after composing myself, I typed away a few thoughts about the topic and sent it off. I'll admit, my heart was pounding because I don't like to state opinions in a public form; I'd rather state facts. So when the outcome from this resulted in a frenzy of comments with people agreeing/disagreeing with the sentiments of the post itself and other comments, I was happy to witness 'freedom of speech' functioning at its most basic level: the human opinion.
Perhaps I'm feeling a bit sappy due to the outcome of last night's US Presidential Election. Mama needs a drink.
*Let's be honest here. I'm not a blogger. I have a 'blog' which I 'write on' and some people 'read' every so often, but it was started as a facet to write my feelings to no one in particular. Sometimes I hope to educate others regarding the environment, other times I just get really baked out and want to write random thoughts about whatever comes to mind while drinking tea trying not to think about the ice cream beckoning me from the freezer. But I am not a blogger. Although, if someone wants to give me some free [useful] swag for my lackluster talent, I'm all for it :)