okay enough is enough and right now 140 characters isn't going to cut it so it's blog head on then for these pants.
tonights sermon OPINIONS .
dangerous little things these that seem to fall into three categories.
The well informed, well thought out, well spoken ones. These are the ones from people who think before they word anything. They consider not only their own experiences but maybe the feeling of those who either listen or read them. These are opinions that i quite like. They seem to come from well rounded people, tolerant folks and in these unsettled times a little tolerance is a good thing.
Opinions set out in joke form. Okay some of these really should come with a bit of a health warning. If they aren't funny you tend to find yourself bum clenching and sucking your teeth. If they are funny you find yourself laughing and then feeling a tad guilty because you found something funny that shouldn't have been. Either way dangerous when in the wrong hands and sometimes hurtful when read by the wrong people.
The worst kind of opinion. Either they have been badly thought out without the knowledge of the full situation or they come from people who have simply run out of patience, compassion or any kind of feeling for the people involved. Sometimes these opinions are understandable. Most of the time though they are not. They are badly constructed and meant only to hurt others. They start arguments. They end friendships. These opinions are the ones that should be quietly thought of in your own head and never ever voiced.
Tonight i have seen all three of these types being used. Sometimes i have understood why. On a few occasions i have wanted to lift my cheeks and free my hands and reply but then thought better of it.
So i guess i'm saying that the bottom line is this, it's ok to think the way you do. we all have different experiences of life and how it has treated us. What isn't right is how your opinion effects other people around you who either listen to it or in my case read it. It's never a good thing to see anyone fall out with anyone else. Maybe i'm taking this way too seriously but it's who i am .
There is an old saying that goes, " If you can't think of anything good to say don't say anything."
and thus that pants have spoken.