Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Getting to Know You - Day 22

Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail

Since I don't have anything productive to post today, I'm back to the meme.

Something that upsets me? I could name a lot of things, but after thinking about them, I realize they all stem from the same issue - people with closed minds. They are the ones who refuse to recognize that others might have differing opinions, who criticize or condemn people for being different. They're the ones who refuse to accept any variances to their own little strict worldviews, and judge others by this narrow rule. They're the ones who can't see the big picture, because they're so busy staring at their tiny little corner.

And the thing find them EVERYWHERE. They aren't limited to a demographic, or a religion, or a location. They're online in your fandom, bitching about how their favorite character doesn't get enough screen time, or how their 'ship is better than everybody else's. They're at your kids' school, usually bitching about the teachers or other parents. They're running for office, or canceling your favorite TV show, or writing letters to anybody who will listen to them, complaining about everything under the sun.

But the thing is...we live in a pretty big world. And there are a lot of different kinds of people in it. What is so wrong with accepting the differences that occur between us and getting on with our lives? Is it really your business if the couple next door is gay? Are they hurting you? Would you want someone telling you, you can't believe in God, or Buddha, or Shiva? Our diversity makes us rich, not weak. Respecting that would make the world a much happier place.


And clearly, just trying to vocalize my feelings gets me worked up, lol. Sorry about the soapbox.

The meme's days:

Day 01 – Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detail
Tags: getting to know you, meme

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