One of the many reasons I envy Europeans is because their countries are relatively close together which allows them to visit a whole other culture that is basically in their backyard.
The United States is so huge that seeing the whole thing is a big task, especially if you’re like me and you also want to see the whole entire world!! But I have made it a goal now to spend quality time in every one of the 50 states. We’ve begun chipping away at the East Coast with weekend trips, but I reallllly need to get out to the West Coast soon! Check out my progress which I will be updating every couple of months! How many states have you been to?
On my personal Facebook page I often share videos of cute animals. Pugs and sloths make appearances frequently as well as any squeaky baby animal that catches my eye. Sometimes I upload pictures from what I did that weekend and sometimes I share a song I’m listening to.
I share all of these things, but I don’t share my political opinions.
It may come off as ignorance is bliss. A timeline filled with fluffy puppies and angsty songs while everyone else is sharing Donald Trump this, Paris that, Obama did this, and ISIS did that.
The truth is I am informed, but I’ll never be 100% informed. So to share my opinion just seems like an unfair bias because I don’t keep up daily with what is going on in politics.
Besides that, a majority of the political things shared on Facebook today are just false. I see so many people outraged over memes and quotes by people in power that are so ill researched and so wrong. No one bothers to double check their sources and I wouldn’t either – so I don’t post them at all.
If you’re not going to do your research in order to form an opinion, then don’t bother sharing anything at all. There are an abundance of crimes in the world and most of the time we are just getting a small snapshot of what is going on. That means without looking further into it, you basically know nothing about what you’re talking about.
I don’t know anything either! That’s why when I see a cute animal video that makes me laugh I share it on Facebook, I don’t need to do research on whether or not this is actually a koala giggling because it doesn’t really matter. I’ll keep as informed as possible, but I’m not going to be sharing my political opinion on social media. We all make mistakes, but for your sake and mine – be suspicious of what you’re posting.
And I’ll continue to refrain from telling everyone in the comments section how stupid they look when they share something 100% false while mindlessly believing it’s true.