Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blog of the day

I haven't blogged in a while and a few of my readers have protested my blogging absence.  So here I am blogging.  Normally I get on to write when I have something intense to blog about.  Whether intense feelings of sadness, anger, happiness, joy... today, I don't have much intense-ness.  Maybe if I just start writing, something will come out.
I find myself being a little scared of writing about controversal issues, which is something I didn't want to happen; I wanted this to be my personal vent space.  I am afraid if I write about what I think on issues, it will create drama with those I love; because several people who are close to me disagree on several things that I am passionate about.  When I started this, my father told me not to worry about what people thought, that this was my place to write what I wished.  But that, is easier said than done.  What are these issues for me?  Human Rights (specifically LGBT rights) (lesbian gay bisexual trans), BYU policy (sorry...got in an argument about that last night so it's fresh on my mind), immigration, politics, conservative ideals vs liberal.......on and on....
This thinking brings up questions I need to ponder....Should an individual sensor themselves for the sake of their family members who read their blog, or follow their facebook?  On one hand, it seems that they should write whatever they fill so they can be "true" to themselves and to what they really think and feel; even if their ideas may be considered offensive.  On the other front, if I want my family to know what is going on in my life, then I should make sure I don't offened them so they don't feel uncomfertable reading what I write.  I don't know if I am making any sense...but there is my blog for the day; and feedback, as always, is appreciated.

4 comments:

  1. Great questions. Plus, I really like the look of your blog.

    About whether to sensor yourself or not... I for one do not feel censoring is the way to go. I also don't believe in saying things that create war especially with the ones I love.

    So how do we have it all (do both)?

    Here is my thought,I talk about my self, my truth, my concerns and the way I see it, with out telling other people how they should do it or that their way is wrong.

    By doing this I am expressing my views and who I am with out telling others theirs is wrong. Yes people might think that the way I think is wrong, but that is their call.

    But if I tell them that their way is wrong, I am picking a fight! And family, friends and strangers all like to fight back when someone says they are wrong :)

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  2. Thanks for the compliment!

    I see what you are saying, completly. There is a delicate balance between saying "I think BYU's Honor code is stepping on the rights of students" and saying "I think BYU's honor code is bullshit". Not a huge difference, but it walks the line of saying what I think and being obtrusive and causing issues.
    You also bring up a good point, of not telling other people how they should see things. I guess that is another balance...between stating my strong opinions without saying everything else is wrong.

    I guess its what life- not just blogging- is all about...finding balances.

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  3. I agree. Saying what you think is being true to yourself. Saying someone is wrong is picking a fight. In my opinion, if someone has an issue with it, they should write their own blog and not discuss it with you. Can you accept other's opinion without feeling upset? Then they should be able to accept yours.

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  4. Great Point Mom. So, from now on I will just write what I think, and let people think what they wish. If they look down on me because of how I feel; then their loss. Thanks guys!

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