Sometimes I choose not to write, not to throw my hat into the arena of comments and opinions. I virtually bite my tongue and stay quiet.
Not because I don’t have an opinion, I do, but I just don’t know enough.
I don’t know the real situation behind the headlines or gossip.
I don’t know the real people behind the photos or blog posts.
Being behind the computer gives us an opportunity to be.
A place where we can be ourselves and let our voices be heard.
But I ask the question, are we who we say we are?
Sometimes I read stories and blog posts and wonder, did that really happen?
Is their life really that perfect?
So many times we create ideas and ideals that people cannot or shouldn’t try and live up to.
Then we feel disappointed when we meet them in real life or the truth is unearthed.
But whose fault is that, have we created our own opinion or have they created one which isn’t true to what we now see.
So when the news headlines fill my screens or the television is full of the latest reality television show, I simply switch off.
I will not form an opinion of another from another’s words, I want to meet, feel and listen to their heart.
Only then when I know the full story,
Will I choose to speak,
Choose to write.