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!!!|