It's not always about you
Because of the election, and most recently - the amazing women's marches, I got to thinking about social media. I sometimes have this fleeting thought that life before social media was, in a sense, better. There were less people voicing their 'factual' opinions and insults, letting their hate and ignorance live in black and white forever. But, social media brings people together for good, too.
No doubt those marches were organized in part over social media, and kept people informed of the cause, locations and outcome during. Empowering photos, quotes, videos and comments resulted and spread like wildfire...offering hope to an entire gender in a time of uncertainty. Then, of course - like everything else in life, I'd see comments from fellow women, expressing their puzzlement and even disgust over the marches.
"This is pointless. We don't need this now." I ask, "why not and don't say 'we' - you are not We."
"There was trash and garbage left on the street!" ...nope, too easy. And, come on - the Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYE in Times Square...this gathering actually has a CAUSE.
Then, there was Christy.
"I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am ” not respected or undermined” because I am a woman." - Her Facebook.
Thankfully, many people wrote intelligent, slightly face-smacking responses to her self-centered rant.
But, the photo above SAYS.IT.ALL.
It's not about you, Christy. It's just simply not about you.