When I was younger, okay when I was young (I’ve said it). I received a letter in the mail (yes, snail mail). The only part of it I remember was, “Copy this letter and mail in the next two days or you will meet and untimely end”. I thought self, “Are they kidding me?”, myself said ask your momma.
So I toddled off and asked my momma about this letter I got. You know what she did after she stopped laughing at me? She told me to tear it up, that I would meet my end when it was time to meet my end and no letter was going to stop it. Good advice right? I did tear that letter up, after a week of safe keeping.
Well….. FAST forward to my facebook feed, (see you knew where I was going with this didn’t you?) and what do you find? Share this, repost that, no one will like this, no one will like that. It’s gotten to be a big dare. I truly think that there are those people in the world who are petrified not to re-post something. I think that they sit there thinking, “If everyone else likes this and I don’t does that mean people will think I hate it?” I participated in it last night myself. Everyone is talking about female sexual abuse, and posting #MeToo. Well it applied to me, and I didn’t not want to participate (yes, I realize it’s a double negative, maybe a triple), and I wanted the world to know that they were not alone that it was ME TOO. Oh Boy, I sense a pattern. Even if it is a GOOD cause, even if it is a JUST and wonderful meaning, it’s the same thing. Be a part of the crowd, blend in. Err, umm stand up and be counted (oh boy :-/),
It’s the same thing as a chain letter. Your either afraid not to, or you think what can it hurt? Yup, been there myself. Well been, I try not to enable bad facebook feeds anymore, after all we all have to do our part. Starting now right, after all it’s good to have goals. But, I will be honest, I will probably jump in there again to be apart of something that strikes my chord, hits my heart, or in some other way pulls me to act. Wouldn’t you?
(And no I’m not knocking the #MeToo campaign, I do believe in it very much, but if the cliche fits, own it kinda thing)
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My struggle with #metoo is I am too afraid of everyone seeing it. I try very hard to keep my feed light and fun…or maybe I am just one of those “fakebookers”. God forbid anyone see a dark truth about my life.