Welcome to social media where everyone exercises their first amendment rights, sometimes in the worse way possible. Given recent events and the results of this election, everyone and their mother has something to say.
In your travels you may find a post that you disagree with and will feel the need to respond to it. You may have even posted something that one of your followers feels compelled to challenge. It is this instance that starts a series of events that starts an internet flame war that will make the war on terror jealous. Today I will teach you some important life skills that will get you through to 2020 so pay attention.
For the next four years you’ll be engaging in fights in the comments section of various websites and, Facebook pages. There are many people out there who are so firmly planted in their beliefs that trees struck down by thunderstorms would be jealous.
There comes a point in an argument where it’s clear you’re not getting through to each other, just walk away. Walking away doesn’t necessarily mean you’re acknowledging they’re right, it means that you’re not getting anywhere and the both of you are firmly planted in your beliefs. Just move on, it ain’t even worth your time.
Learn to pick your battles people. You might see someone post the most ridiculous thing you’ve seen in your life and will feel compelled to respond. While this is done with good intentions it can often end in disaster. When someone puts their views out in the open, it often means they’re firm in those views and will fight tooth and nail to defend it. You will often find yourself back in scenario #1 where you’re forced to walk away
If you’re adamant about posting your views, be prepared to defend those views to the death. You’re always bound to find someone who disagrees with you and when they do, they’ll be coming at you with more brute force than SWAT team battering rams. If you believe in something, be ready to stand by it like Donald Trump stands by his messes.
You can disagree on something and still be friends. The beautiful thing about this country is that we can have our own beliefs and speak our minds without being murdered or, thrown in jail. I’ve seen too many friendships end because of differing views. Too many people will resort to deleting each other on social media over differing opinions that clash harder than swords in war. It’s okay to disagree, but it’s not worth it to end a friendship over those differing opinions.
Hopefully we’ll get through these next four years with our sanity intact.
Flemmings Beaubrun is an avid gamer and lover of music. When not working, Flemmings likes to spend his time whipping up dank beats for the masses. He also spends his weekends thrift shopping for rare video games and obscure electronics. Other times he’s in front of a TV with a giant bowl of cereal enjoying shows from the 90s.