Dismissal

Let me try to preface this with some context;

Sometime within the past few months, I began watching a news Youtuber named Philip DeFranco.  He’s refreshing in that he tries to give you all sides of a story and doesn’t bank on fear.  He gives me perspective and I need that.  Occasionally he brings up a story that makes me really think.  I’ll add the link for today’s video at the end, because that’s what brought this thought to the forefront of my mind.

In the comments, youtube users are frequently toxic.  I hate all of these titles used to belittle and dismiss people as unworthy of acknowledgement, like libtard or sjw or sheeple.  They’re not doing anything to further any conversations and I don’t even really understand most of the terms.  They’re so overused that they’ve lost all meaning to me.  All I get from these words are intolerance and dismissal.  Like my opinion is worthless because it’s different.  This is ultimately damaging to everyone; just look at news networks.  Or facebook comments.

Today, I feel small and idealistic and lost with my handful of opinions and I just want the truth and some acceptance of each other.

I know that this is a lot and I don’t need a response. I just wanted to throw this out there.  Hopefully writing about it will be cleansing.

Imagine others complexly, friends.

Love,

Alexis

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