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Let Me Tell You What I Think. Can You Smell The Smoke?

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courtesy of Brian Zaikowski www.bztoons.com

What I love most about the internet

Thinking

Sure, I bet you think every day. Maybe I should be a bit more clear.

Deep Thoughts

Okay, maybe not those kinds of deep thoughts.

Yet, after reading Mitch’s post on It Takes Guts to Have an Opinion [and voice it] and Lisis’ post on Mommy Wars, the Opt-Out Revolution, and the Right to Choose I gave pause.

When it comes down to it you have to be true to yourself

I enjoy the thought provoking simplicity of Lisis’ blog Quest for Balance. Maybe it’s because we are close in age or have had some life experiences that have forever changed us. It could simply be we both want more balance in our lives and realize the value in striving for this.

It is worth it!

Information overloads us online. If you’re serious about making money with your blog, with your brand, with your networking skills then you need to be online – a lot! I hear it. I get it.

Is it worth it?

You will get out of it what you put into it.

If this is what you want, then it is worth it. Simple.

My kids are offline, mostly.

We Skyped dinner again the other night. Megan ate peanut butter with a spoon. The rest of us had lemon-pepper chicken with stuffing, seasoned noodles, and steamed fresh broccoli. There is a post in there somewhere, I think.

I want to be offline, too.

I tend to want to live in the offline world. An island in The Keys perhaps. Ah, some day. Some day I want to live just south of Marathon. Close enough to civilization, far enough away to just be. Nothing fancy and I already have the john boat. I just have to remove the canopy that has collapsed atop of it.

I have an opinion

And I wonder if it even matters.

I suppose it depends on what the opinion is and how I present it. Mitch does a great job of this on his blog I’m Just Sharing. An idea, thought, opinion is best received when it is presented in a respectful manner.

It holds more weight.

And if you never give your opinion, then how will others know where you stand? How do you build trust if you never trust others? Yes, offering an opinion is about trusting that others will respect your opinion.

We all have them. They will differ.

If they don’t respect them [or me yours] then we should know that sooner rather than later, don’t you think?

Here goes…

  • All the political bickering is asinine. The Tea Partyers are just as bad and exclusive as what they say they are against. Hypocrites, all of them!
  • We’re all a bit too sensitive. We’re too busy being offended, running our mouths, and crying foul. No one listens anymore.
  • The news is an oxymoron.
  • If I can cook a baked chicken anyone can. Really, I was once told I can’t cook, but it was okay. See, it wasn’t my fault. My mother didn’t teach me my proper role as a woman. Yeah, that didn’t make an impression. ;) But seriously, stop buying prepackaged crap and calling it dinner. 1 1/2 hours and you have a good dinner. Oh, and eat with your kids – teenagers are kids, too. Build those relationships.
  • Parenting doesn’t stop, ever. Stop thinking you have to be your child’s friend. Your children have many friends; they only have two parents. Don’t deprive them for your own selfish wants.
  • Everyone should try all kinds of ice cream flavors. Vanilla is great, but Mint Chocolate Chip is pretty tasty too. Oh, and there is cookie dough and heavenly hash and …
  • Don’t force your views on others. Just because it works for you does not mean it works for everyone. Respect for others, respect for self.

Did it matter?

They’re only opinions after all. It’s how I feel.

I won’t not like you if you disagree. You’re entitled to your opinions, too.

But I have to be true to me and true to you.

What do you think?

Have an opinion? deep thought? random nothingness? Why not share it with a comment.

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