Don't Mind, Don't Matter

05/05/2018


I'm a thinker. I tend to think a lot and more often than not I end up analyzing and thinking about things a little too much. This is just one of the many few random thoughts I'd like to share.

I'm a vocal person. Shutting me up is barely an option, especially when I feel strongly towards something. It doesn't matter if it's negative or positive, I am going to voice out my opinions. As a social media user, this is a double edge sword situation, especially when twitter is not exactly the safest place to be, you know, expressive. The more I use twitter, the more I wanted to just...I don't know, improve myself by not getting carried away by being too vocal. I know it sucks (or maybe I'm the only who thinks so) because who cares if I am vocal about my likes and dislikes as long as I don't shove them up anyone's a**....right?

Unfortunately, no. The folks you see online today aren't very accepting. This is the kind of online culture we live in whereby if you are not offended by the same thing that offends them, you're immediately cast out. Obviously I tried minimizing the use of social media and although that works alright, there will be moments when I want to get on twitter just to keep up with things I like and hopefully, a dash of hilarious memes. And when I get there, the toxicity is just...everywhere. 

I know that the unfollow button is always right there but sometimes, you don't really want to unfollow unless it's caused by really major, you know? And in this case, I'm not talking about an entire account filled with toxicity. I'm talking about how sometimes, the small things people say can trigger this particular urge in us — the urge to, I suppose, object. In short, being open minded is not an easy thing to do.

So here's my trick: I ignore things. I don't mean turning a blind eye towards social and political issues; I'm referring to ignoring the things we don't like yet other people enjoy. I feel like if people learn to ignore the things that do not concern them, maybe there won't have to be stupid online drama like fandom wars or people bashing on what other people like. If we take the time to actually let other people enjoy whatever they like and not ruin their mood by saying how much we disagree — maybe then going online doesn't have to be completely depressing. I personally find it difficult too because sometimes, you can't help but wonder why do people even listen to artists like Justin Bieber or that snake Taylor Swift? But then there are those who do and I just have to let them be.. At the end of the day, we all have our own life to deal with. If you don't mind then it won't matter.




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