Love The Way You Lie

I usually love seeing e-mails from Blogger in my inbox, excited to receive feedback and praise for my hard work. I guess it was pretty ignorant of me to assume that all of these would be positive, love for Issa Explains it All and all of my opinions. This morning, however, I was rudely awakened to the fact that my thoughts and beliefs are not agreeable to all. While I was tempted to delete the comment all together, ignore it for the rest of my life, I realized that it would do nothing to solve the problem. I thought back to the scene in Milk, where instead of throwing away his hate mail, Harvey boldly puts it on his fridge and says it can’t scare him because he is looking straight at it. While this is nowhere as extreme, read on:

F**k you, you liberal piece of f**king shit. It's because of oversensitive pricks like you that our world IS the way it is. Why is that homeless man homeless? well because he didn't work hard and chose to buy drugs instead. Sickness is inevitable, EVERYONE deserves it. We would have no passion, no exigence to do anything without it and without death. And really, GOD? you view yourself as exceptional because you believe in GOD- talk about judgmental. Ok fine tear this comment to pieces because I AM judging. I have every right to judge. The problem with our society is that it accepts mediocrity. You clearly are no exception. Please do this world a favor and do not have children

Firstly, I would like to just point out that I never said I was exceptional because I believed in G-d, not did I ever say that I believed in G-d. If my post appeared this way, I apologize, that is not at all how I feel nor how I believe anyone should prove his or her self-worth, ever.

I believe in the good in everyone, and while some may turn to drugs or other poisonous activities, this does not make him or her a bad individual. Bad choices lead to bad consequences, but there’s no reason other people cannot help them turn their life around, if they desire to do so, that is. No one deserves sickness, as inevitable as it may be.

I have no idea who wrote this nor do I really want to know. If you find my blog mediocre, don’t read it. I write this for myself and I’m glad that a few people enjoy it. In no way do I consider myself mediocre, nor do I find any reason to boast about my talents and accomplishments here.

While I can think of many, many worse examples, this comment proves the unacceptability of cyber-bullying. It’s completely unacceptable to say such hateful things, regardless of whether or not you know the person; the protective shield an “anonymous” comment many times allows cowardly or ignorant people to attack an innocent individual, usually out of fear or another unjustified reason.

On a completely unrelated note, I have spent my entire summer watching kids, leading field trips, and working as a teacher’s assistant. Everyday is new and exciting, I learn more about myself and the world around me, and I can say with confidence that my kids adore me and we have endless amounts of fun together. At nineteen, I would never want to have kids of my own— one of my girls introduced me as her “summer mom” the other day, and while I was flattered, I was less than thrilled. However, maybe in a decade, when I am more mature, I would want to, and no one can tell me otherwise. I only hope that my future kids are educated, sensitive, and insightful enough to never say anything hateful to another individual.