As of lately, I have been noticing something that is beginning to not only be trending (for lack of a better term) but alarming.
Social media websites are being used time and time and time again for PSA purposes.
Many people have taken to the pulpit now to spread whatever message they desire.
With it being politics time again in the United States of America, there is an unspoken promise that there will be individuals who express themselves through their political beliefs. It happens every time an election is upcoming.
Some people will cheer, others will jeer.
But I’m not here to talk about politics. I’m not about to unravel about how you have the choice to talk about politics because we already know that you do. Some just act upon them.
I’ve noticed that people that I know on social media have been giving out these very long and lengthy, paragraph-like statuses to explain to their “friends” that they’ve come to a decision and have made one and why they have made that decision.
The choice is within all of us, we make decisions based on what we prefer to choose every day.
However, why are we spreading the news about WHY we made that choice??
This is the issue I am speaking of here.
For whatever reason, I am continually CHOOSING to press the “Unfollow” button on Facebook on so many people because of their incessant need to explain themselves for whatever they have recently said or have done.
In recent times, I was at an event and I was explaining that I had gone somewhere out of town and came back within 24 hours. The person that I was talking to repeatedly kept asking me why I did what I did and said what I said.
My final response to why was “Because I could.” And I gave no further answer, rhyme, reason, or explanation.
I didn’t really have to.
And that’s the point. There’s been this unnecessary “need” to explain everything and anything. Why is that, though???
I woke up this morning and got dressed, putting on a t-shirt I collected at SXSW Music Festival 2015. Why? There is no why. I just did it.
We as human beings have our boundaries. We have our reasons and rhymes. But as of lately a lot of these human beings have either forgotten or failed to see that we are allowed to have them and we do not live in any society on the planet where we are bound by laws, to HAVE to explain ourselves.
Our boundaries are our boundaries. I do not want to do that – because I do not want to do that. And that’s all anyone else needs to know.
I feel that we need to do better taking care of ourselves in that respect. Some have, others fail.
But with anything, practice makes perfect. If we just tried. We wouldn’t HAVE to make these weird announcements for our lives. We would not HAVE to get on the pulpit and preach our decisions to …. basically, a world of people who don’t give a damn to begin with. (With some exceptions. Some will care.)
Then again it is OUR choice to decide whether or not we wish to tell those who care the reason or rhyme behind our decision.
So I’m standing up against the awful cliché that we HAVE TO EXPLAIN OURSELVES. Because we don’t.
Let’s better ourselves.