My social feed has been overtaken with black and white. There is very little room for respectful debate or shades of grey (who else out there can never use that phrase again without laughing a little inside). Everyone is right, and no matter what opinion you have, you can find someone out there on the worldwide web to help reinforce your opinion. Everyone tries way too hard to create the illusion of a perfect life. Perfect husband, perfect house, perfect children and perfect political opinions and part of that it seems is never admitting your mistakes or exposing your flaws.
In my opinion, perfect is an illusion that is too hard to maintain and we need to start being okay with showing our imperfections, being proud of our battle wounds and asking for help when needed. Let’s try to show a little humility, humanity and respect. Maybe we can learn something new or stretch our thinking when we sit down with someone of an opposing view. They may not change our mind and I may not change theirs, but there’s something to be learned from simply hearing someone out. I for one am not going to put my children on a pedestal and tell them that “I may not be perfect, but when I look at you I know I got something perfectly right.” Talk about pressure! They are most definitely a work in progress and will be for many years. Just like their mom. Hey, guess what Facebook followers! I did NOT bake 3 dozen buns today, finish 5 loads of laundry and cook dinner. And if I did, I wouldn’t tell you about it because it’s boring and not anything I need virtual thumbs up for doing.
There are two things that I saw this week that summed up my sentiments exactly. One was a sign that said, “Please excuse the mess, the children are
making memories being assholes.” (truth) and the other was this great Heineken commercial that I hope you all have either seen before or will watch now. Whether you hate it or you love it, and both sides have valid points, it has people talking. – R.Dolly