Political Ranting on FACEBOOK Gets to be Too Much

Maybe my previous post deserves an explanation.

Help! Somebody get me outta here!

At times I need to draw some boundary lines around what I’m listening to.

I learned this lesson the hard way.

CASE in POINT: I’m a pretty good listener, at least that’s what people tell me. But several years ago I overdid it. I was doing a lot of listening and for a long time, and to a person with a lot of anger. Now, the anger wasn’t toward me, but over time, and without my realizing it, all that listening took its toll.

I lost my resilience.

Like an acoustical panel that’s been bombarded with too many sound waves, I ran out of the ability to absorb ANY MORE anger.

FAST FORWARD to the PRESENT. I’ve got some pretty heavy stuff going on in my head. CLL. Chemo. Stem cell transplants. (I’m not competing for 1st place, but just to set the stage here.)

With all this going on, I find FB too much at times, the TONE of some of the political postings more than I can stand. More rancor than I can swallow at the moment.

So feel free, my FB friends, to express yourselves, but excuse me if I hide you from my news feed for a while because a lot of what you are posting just isn’t edifying.

Be careful, little ears, what you hear. I take that seriously.

“Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” – Proverbs 12:18

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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2 Responses to Political Ranting on FACEBOOK Gets to be Too Much

  1. Deidra says:

    Great post! I’m so “un-techy” that I have to just assume here that you’re referring to Facebook (FB?). I find that tuning out is often the best option when soapbox posturing is going on. I’ll admit I have my opinions, and they are strong, but boundaries are wise to apply and to observe.


  2. Marilyn says:

    Thanks, Deidra. I, too, can have strong opinions, so I DO sympathize with the desire to voice them.


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