I just needed to vent a little bit because I can NOT believe what society has come to. Everyone feels their opinion is, in fact, the ONLY opinion. Everyone takes everything personally. Everyone is acting like babies whining about anything that may bother them. I’m sorry but my baby who has acid reflux and lactose allergies does not cry nearly as much as these self-entitled complainers who are ruining the holiday season for everyone.
Seriously…a red cup is the center of attention right now when there are far worse things in the world that need the exposure than a cup meant to not offend anyone (but still did…). This red cup of controversy was meant to be a blank canvas for you to write your own holiday story on. It was one of hope and cheer that everyone has a great holiday season no matter what your beliefs or customs, but instead it was pegged as waging a war on Christmas. I’d like to wage a war on whatever idiot started that. How about we make poverty a trending item so that people are more aware of IMPORTANT issues the world faces. Or about how natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies are causing displacement and health issues in the developing countries? Have we quickly forgotten that image of the drowned Syrian boy? These are the real issues. These issues need to be discussed. These issues need to be trending so that maybe we can figure out how to end or simply just help out one another who is faced with real struggles.
Why is it that we have to walk on egg shells not to offend someone and even our very efforts to try to avoid offending anyone result in an even worse scenario than if we put a damn Christmas tree on a cup?
Now I see in the trending articles that Target has been pegged with being insensitive to people with mental disorders because of a cute play on words on a Christmas shirt. It says “OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder.” It’s cute. It’s funny. And apparently it is now offensive. I bet whomever started the complaint doesn’t even have the disorder. That they just wanted to complain to see if they, too, could create a viral complaint based on nonsense. I have terrible anxiety that only gets worse with age but any chance I get to laugh at my flaws is a good thing. I don’t want anxiety to define me, I’d rather laugh at my craziness because I know that most of the time I am anxious for no good reason and just can’t control my emotions.
people grinches are ruining the holiday spirit. I don’t care what your beliefs are, I will wish you well and practice my own traditions with a smile on my face.
My holiday wish this season is to put an end to nonsensical complaints and make people aware of the real issues of this world. Hunger, Poverty, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, Natural Disasters, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Genocide, Illiteracy, and the Health of the Mother and Child to name a few. Educate yourself on one of the topics. There are ways WE can help. I challenge you to pick a real issue and find a way that YOU can help. Maybe you can make it a holiday tradition in your family to find a way to help out in some way, wouldn’t it feel good to know that you helped in a real effort to end one of the many issues this world faces? Our children will inherit what we leave behind, do we want them to be complainers or do we want them to make a difference? Set a good example people.
Whatever your beliefs or traditions, I hope you have a joyous holiday season.