How we all express our different view points can be summed up into one word. Communication.
Everyone communicates differently. Whether it be through talking, writing, singing, dancing, sports, etc, each and every person does it in their own way.
With the various ways of communicating, along comes different opinions. Opinions can vary with the simplest things such as what kind of candy you like to what religion you believe, if any at all. Every human being lives their lives differently.
As a result separation comes. People choose sides. Clicks occur in high school, religious groups form, and politics run our country.
The most challenging thing about this is accepting that communication is different for everyone. Some may want to focus on other things than you and that is OK. Jealousy comes into play when acception does not exist.
Some think that it is required to communicate in the same way that everyone else does. When this happens, it leads to anger and anemocity towards the opposing side.
Take politics. Republican or Democrat? The opposing sides have very different view points and both feel strongly about them. In turn, they get frustrated with each other which leads to arguments.
According to Fox News, there is a poll on the whether or not president Obama is living up to expectations. Fifty-one percent say he is doing a good job as president, forty-six percent say he is not, and one-percent is undecided. This shows that the our country as a whole is almost split in half with their opinions.
As I slowly start to enter into the “real world”, this has become more clear to me in the than it ever has in the past twenty-three years. It isn’t a bad thing, it just is how human beings are developed.
There is one thing that I have learned through all of this: just choose a side and stick to it.
It doesn’t matter what other people think or believe, all that matters is how you live your life. After all, you are the one that goes through it on a daily basis.
There is a quote that I have found from a crossfit blog that summed it up:
You have to let go of your preconceived notions of who you are, who you should be, and go with what works for you now.