I’ve seen it happen in families and I’ve seen it happen in social groups – people are so damn passive aggressive these days that no one wants to “talk about it”. That is part of what’s wrong with the world – we don’t like it, so we don’t wanna look at it or acknowledge its existence. No one wants to compromise or agree to disagree. No one wants to think, “Maybe in this case, I’m wrong”. Instead, we’re stuck with a world that says, “I don’t like this, so I will not look at it” or “I don’t like these people, so I will punish them” or “I don’t like the way you run your religion, so I’ll just destroy your country”. How can one expand their mind without sharing views and experiencing new things – you don’t have to like it, but at least learn about it first. But people don’t learn, and then they pass along their messed up views, misinformation, and unacceptance to their children; and with as bad as the world is getting with the ever growing divide, kids are getting homeschooled by already questionable people, to learn what? That you should separate yourself from society when you don’t like someone or their views? That you should fear the world? That’s aside from what other influences their parents have, or the things they say in front of them. I’m not saying all home schooling is bad, but I’ll never understand how a high school graduate can provide their child with a full education, while we require a full college educating, licensing, and ongoing training for teachers – what kind of sense does that make. Parents who choose to homeschool should be required to educate their self-first, and be deemed competent to provide education to a child. Who wouldn’t agree with that? That’s a whole other issue all together, ay?
What I’m saying is, I don’t have time to keep reaching out to those people who don’t seem to care. The same people you try to help and try to reach out to, but don’t reach back and are fair weather friends. I don’t have time for their assumptions, their passive aggressiveness, their distance, their asinine comments, or trying to find common ground on various subjects, especially when I’m the only one trying. Like I said, I have a number of great friends! Beautiful, smart, and fun people who love me for me, and I love them for them – I don’t have room for negative Nancys or passive aggressive Patsy’s anymore.