In the world of social media, there is a lot that my “friends” are passionate about. From #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, and let us not forget about #KanyeAndKirk. Then there’s the presidential election and water for Flint. There is so much for all of us to be outraged about, or at least worked up. We live in a sad, sad world, that is full of disappointments, injustice and unrighteousness. But at the end of the day we’ve got to pick our battles.
If you allow them, people will suck you into their causes, and while you may understand their point, you don’t feel their burden. I’ve had plenty of people pitch to me their plights, but I don’t personally have the same passion. The same can be said about me. There are plenty of people who don’t feel as deeply about the things I believe are of the utmost importance to. And here’s the God honest truth about it all: IT’S OK.
At the end of the day, we all have things that upset us, but it is really unfair to pull people into our fights. We can all coexist without being outraged over everything. I realized a long time ago, that I am only one person, so I can only support a few things well. And honestly, that’s all of us. We can’t give our attention to everything, and give anything the proper attention it needs. So pick.
Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for not picking their passions, it’s okay not to be indignant about everything passes your view. I am indifferent about a lot of things, because as the old folks would say, I don’t have a dog in that hunt. So it is what it is. Not only that, but I’m not any less Christian, or any less black, or any less conscious, if I choose to focus my energies elsewhere. If I allowed everyone else’s fight to be my own, I would never have peace, I would never find joy, and most of all, I would lose all hope. So we must remember, it is far more wise and less stressful to pick your own battles, than it is to pick other people’s fights.
Just my 2 cents.
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