This is my blog, right? I mean, it's my space to say whatever I want to say, about whomever I want to talk about, and to air my feelings about certain things that happen to me, or to other people around me or in the news, or whatever, isn't it? It is also my space to be able to manipulate as I desire, in case once I've aired certain things, and feel they no longer have a place being posted on my blog, I can then delete them as I see fit to do.
And if people don't like it, they don't have to fucking read it, right? Because when I'm going through something that's kind of hard to deal with, I'm going to post it. If I'm angered by something or someone, then I might just talk it out in this space right here. If I want to apologize for something I've said, then I'll likely do it here. (But I might also do it in a personal e-mail, or in a phone conversation, etc...) Because that's kind of the point of my blog!
However, I don't think I'll ever get on my high horse to make comments about how certain people should deal with current events in their lives. That's a general rule I'm going to go ahead and make for myself right now, going forward. You shouldn't ever read an entry of mine from here on out that will tell someone that they should feel a certain way, or that they should behave a certain way, or that they should treat someone a certain way. Unless I am one of the people involved in the situation, who am I to criticize what's going on? And if you ever catch me doing such a thing, I hope you'll say something about it. My main reason for making this rule is that one shouldn't throw stones at glass houses. Chances are that my criticism of a person's behavior might come back and bite me in the ass, I'd think.
We all do things for attention every now and then. We crave it. We need it. It's natural, unless you're a hermit and live under a rock. Some people post their issues with people in their lives right on the blog for that person (and anyone else who happens to read it...) to see. Some people attempt to gain that attention in other ways...whatever floats your boat. But I just don't see the point of picking on other people for having the emotions they have!
For example, over the past week or so, I've been generously airing my feelings with regards to the break up of my current relationship. It hurt. LOTS. And I'm very sad to see it ending. I will pick myself up and move on eventually, and I think I've taken great strides in doing just that over just the past two days alone. But I don't know what I would have done if my sister had posted a comment to one of my blog posts saying, "Um, you're whining a lot, and I'm sick of hearing it. Pull yourself together and move on, ok? Because I'm sick of you trying to get the attention you crave..." What I would prefer for her to do is to maybe just not read my blog for a week or so, if she doesn't want to hear it. And who is she to say that I shouldn't feel the way I do, and express it however I like? (*disclaimer: my sister has been very supportive of me throughout this whole thing I'm going through, and I'm quite grateful...this was just an example of example's sake...)
Anyway, I'm not ever going to judge how someone reacts to something that's going on in their life without being a personal party involved, is all. And that makes me feel gooooood. :)