But they usually (aka not always) end up being some of my FAVORITE posts.
I'm about to say something crazy, so prepare yourself..
Are you prepared? Well guess what..
I DON'T HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU TO STILL VALUE YOUR OPINION.
I know, I know. Stop it, Kay. You're talking crazy!
Maybe I am crazy! Maybe it's how I was raised or maybe it's something I picked up along the way. Who honestly knows. I do however think that I can still like you as a person, as a blogger, as a friend and simultaneously disagree with you.
I think one of the best things about the human race is that we all have different opinions. We're all so different and I love that. Of course there are times that I think you're wrong, but it's YOUR opinion. I don't need you to agree with every single thing I say for us to be friends. In fact, that'd drive me nuts.
Last week Ty posted her opinions on the Government Shutdown. Politics? A super taboo topic. But I loved it. Every word of it. Not because I necessarily agreed with every word, but because she had an opinion and because she believed in her opinion. It allowed me to further formulate my own opinions and think. It made me think. What a crazy concept..
Back in May, Erin wrote a post about religion or actually, her lack of religion. Again, I loved it. And again, not because I necessarily agree with her. For the record, I am a Christian and I do believe in God. I loved it because she was honest. Because she lacks belief in something that many, many do not. She is a minority, especially around Bloglandia. However, she stated her opinion, had reasons for her opinion, and backed up her opinion. Do I hate her now? No! In fact, it made me love her about 10 times more!
Way on back in 2012 Raven wrote a controversial post about fashion. Raven claims she dresses for men. She makes her fashion choices based on what a man (according to her) likes to see on a woman. While I don't actually agree with this or her post, I don't hate her either! You do you, Raven. And I'll keep doing me.
On Monday Kate wrote a post about marriage. Specifically about not taking her new husband's last name. If I already didn't love the "Florkens" I'd have just fallen in love with that post. I can't say for sure, because I'm not engaged or anything, but I will probably take my husband's last name. That being said, I in no way, shape, or form think Kate is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person because she chose to keep her own. Good for you, Kate! And a big slap on the back to Adam for not pitching a fit about it! Atta boy! #realman
I guess all I'm trying to say is that you need to believe in something, believe in it with all your heart, and then stand by your belief, but when push comes to shove, respect someone else who is doing the same.