No – not rest and recuperation, that is from my military days. This is for Rights and Responsibilities. Had a lot of “thinks” about this regarding social media. Much crochet, yarn flicking, mind in time with it.
We all have the right to speak our mind, freedom of speech etc. However, we have the responsibility to ensure that we don’t hurt or offend our friends. Hopefully nobody else either but brainless folks defending the indefensible are probably best ignored.
That’s the question though, isn’t it? What I find indefensible is perfectly acceptable to others. Should I rage at someone about it? What percentage of the population has to agree with me for it to be OK? At which point do I become a “boring ole fart, banging on again”?
I don’t eat meat but many of my friends do. Does that give me the right to “yukkie” a photo they post about their dinner? No, not really. Better to say nothing. (This is progress, believe me… Ailsa keeping her big gob shut!)
Easy one there but how about surgical intervention when not medically necessary? I disagree with docking dogs’ tails or cropping their ears just for fashion. So you will imagine my views on genital mutilation of either gender. This puts me at odds with many of my friends whose social or religious beliefs mean they want to mutilate their sons. Their kids, their decisions. I don’t like it but unless asked for my opinion, I’ll shut up.
I have finally come to the conclusion that I will only take up the cudgels when people get their facts wrong and I am absolutely certain of that. It really isn’t worth upsetting folks and that is not why I am on social media. I’m there to chat, laugh, advertise my books and make friends.
So some people get bitten … well, every dog is a wolf underneath xxxx