Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Times Have Changed. Drastically.

My friends, I had a chance to see yesterday on my Face Book page how times have changed and everyone seems to have an agenda.

Yesterday morning after I just got up I was saddened to see someone got very upset over a cartoon I shared from someone else's wall and proceeded to rant (her word, not mine) I call it venting, ranted about what she saw as a blatant example of ageism as she called it.  I had only just gotten up not ten minutes before so I defended myself, but privately in a message.

Thing was, I should have just deleted her comment, not messaged her and gone on with my day even if it rankled (and it did). We none of us like to be criticized.  I thought and still do that the cartoon was light hearted and in no way reflected on older people personally.  It was a spoof. It showed Sly Stallone in a lift chair headed up to the top of the stone steps in contrast to many many years ago in his movie Rocky, that he once ran up while strength training.  He was hollerin' to his friend "where's my back pills?" and I thought it was hilarious.  Stallone is  67 years old now and apparently reprising his role in all the Rocky movies.  That is what I gathered.  The person who vented about it said she and her husband were in the sixties and very fit and didn't appreciate older folks being portrayed as old and enfeebled.  OK.  I deleted it.

I thought to myself then and again now that if now in the age of "correctness" I have to watch even more vigilantly each and every thought, act and word as well as deed, I may as well just throw out the computer, stop phone service and stay in the house and order in.  IF my voice and tone while calling an order don't offend as well.  Freedom of speech is supposed to be still there but many feel free to attack anything someone else says or writes unless it agrees with their thought.  Sad.  And I suppose I will have stones thrown at me here as well.  Wait,  No one hardly read this so I MAY escape.  XXOO ❤️

I DO take up half the bed!!! 

37 comments:

  1. You have a right to publish what you want. If someone doesn't want to see it they can use the EDIT button in FB and say they don't wish to see it. On Twitter you can MUTE or BLOCK. I do not understand, seriously. There is a lot of stuff I see in my TL I do not like. Nearly 99.99999% I just pass over. That .000001% I use the EDIT button. I don't like seeing animals harmed in any way, even if it is for "good" reason -- the good reason bring awareness. I am aware enough. I know that these people have good hearts but I just can't see these images. But political speech, or commentary on social issues whatever anyone wants to say, I say say it. But, my objection is that the people with opposing points of view should be engaged not labeled and made to feel like they belong in the dark ages. OK enough of my rant!

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    1. I may keep to the politically correct. xoxox kissies to the babies.

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  2. Thank goodness I don't do FB or Twitter. Mind you, I've had it happen before in various online groups, in old blog posts, etc. Post what you want to post. If someone doesn't like it, they can navigate away from your site or page or wall or whatever the heck it is. Simple.

    You know I work at our local university and oh, you can't say anything. I mean, it's ridiculous. I'm pretty lucky within our own group, but my gosh, people can take the most innocuous comment and get their knickers in a twist over it. I'd suggest finding something more productive to fill your hours, frankly. :-)

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  3. I am in that "old" category and I am the first one to enjoy cartoons or jokes about aging. Silly person to get her knickers in a twist!!

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    1. Me too and I wasn't mad when I saw it. It was hilarious!

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  4. I don't have a Facebook account, so I have no understanding of how it works. If I see something that I don't like, I just continue on in another direction. Give that lovely Miss Katie an extra hug and kiss for me! I've been told that loving on your pets will help lower blood pressure. Guess that's some help I could use.:-)

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  5. I even commented lol. I thought it was funny.

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  6. Well, you just can't please everyone. I joke about my aging problems all the time. I'd rather be happy than a miserable old goat. Enjoy life Carole, do what makes you happy and not worry about other peoples rants.

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    1. I guess I'm still mulling over how people look for things to pick at. Like trolls. xo

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  7. Everyone has a different view but I myself would just pass if I find the cartoon offensive. I don't know what communicating on FB is like because I don't use it, but that is how I do in my small blogging community. Reminded me that my blogging friends including you, of course, are all so kind :-)

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    1. I love you and your kids. I think that's pretty well known to you. xo

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  8. I often call my sister in London and we joke about getting older. Sometimes calling each other old croonies ha! We are only 17 months apart , her sense of humour always lifts me up. We simply laugh it off ...at times it isn't so funny my damn hip aches like the devil, especially in the morning. By the way Rambling we are both in our sixties.
    Well sounds funny to me anyhow.
    Hugs Sheila

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    1. One of my dearest friends is a London born woman. We say anything! HUGS

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  9. Rosemary here:
    Hey Carole.
    We have choices, thank you God that as humans we have choices.
    Respect is another thing.
    You can put what ever you like on your FB page. If someone does not like it, they have choices. To voice their disagreement is silly.
    They can unfriend you, block you, or just not comment.
    We live in the age of stupid

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    1. It sure is hard to voice another opinion without having swift punishment.

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  10. once again, people sit behind their keyboards and declare that "they are right" no matter about freedom of speech or opinion or anything else. ugh (btw - say that cartoon and laughed....it isn't about age - it was about Stallone)

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  11. Some people are pretty hard to deal with. I see nothing wrong with what you posted at all. I think I would have just deleted the comment. I agree with Random it was about Stallone and nothing else. Post what you like.. FREEDOM lives.. :-)

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  12. Mum says she didn't see the cartoon, but even if she did, she wouldn't remember it, she's so old!!

    There! Was that politically incorrect? I hope so! I don't do politics being a cat and all MOLMOL

    x0x

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  13. Hi sis!
    It was so frightening to those of temporary things more then you lost with mental health with me too. we can go out and enjoy the Katie can do the driving bring us over soon!
    Love and hugs always!
    Sis,Katie,Miyuki and Victoria,
    xxxooo
    Michiko

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    1. Sis, Katie is ON THE JOB. Be ready. The car arrives at 0700 tomorrow!

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  14. Carole;

    like tv or radio or newspapers; don't like what you hear or see; turn the channel , the dial, the page. 18 cents anda sack oh friez az da tabbies say .....Sly himself thought it was hilarious !

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    1. That's good to know. I thought it was lighthearted as did you.

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  15. What you post on your wall or blog is your right. THAT is "politically correct". What SHE did was NOT. I just read a beautiful post on a friend's blog. She had beautiful photos and a wonderful recap of an adventure she had. A person proceeded to comment with an unrelated political rant. It was offensive. I felt bad and wondered why they thought it was okay to do that. They would be angry if someone did that to them. Your wall, blog, your space. No one has the right to infringe their beliefs or thoughts.

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    1. NO, they don't my friend but it's a fact that it is becoming the majority of people now who feel it's alright to rant and let you know they dislike what you have to say. It's the rule rather than the exception I feel.

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  16. Freedom of speech is right. I've been hammered several times on there and i do not intentionally mean it to anyone or would never hurt anyone on purpose. Hold ur head high and keep trucking is my Motto. lol

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    1. I try but started to get cautious this past year.

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  17. Hi Sis !
    I was what in happing of some thing with me not correct only I can writing for your but I had not writing for about Katie?
    Sis,Katie,Miyuki,and Victoria,
    xxooxx
    Michiko

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  18. It sucks when someone gets all high a mighty about something when really they should just take a breath and chill.

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  19. Hi Katie!
    I thinking about you this morning but you never comimg to all days.
    you must sleeping very heavy and noting with for my memory todays?
    I thought was the cat would don't decided to thinking with me...
    I will get better after this terible brain injury, My heart has already alhiening what I do happy with me Sis.....
    I hope you a sleep well tonight.
    xxxooo
    Michiko
    Sis,Katie,miyuki,and Victoria,

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  20. Humor is tricky. But I would rather face the slings and arrows than skip a joke I thought funny. Seriously, if you like a joke and someone else doesn't, should you care about their opinion?

    Let them find and post their own in response. Or better make their own.

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  21. I, for one, thought it was hilarious. Still do. If I find someone's post offensive, I delete it from my timeline. If it's something worth bringing up for discussion (a teachable moment for us both), I'll do it via PM. If it's clearly a joke, I chuckle and move on. This was clearly a riff on the many Rocky films.

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  22. I'm sorry this happened to you. Carole. It makes us sad that some folks get so upset about such things. I, too, am careful about what I post on Facebook. We are entitled to post whatever we want, but I find it's not worth the hurt feelings and words that sometimes result. So I try to keep it pretty low-key. Hugs to you and Katie.

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