Life

Hey y’all. It’s Wednesday  and I just need to write and vent. So, this is going to be one of those lovely life posts where I get my aggravation out of my body.

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So, I am on social media and I follow a variety of different people. I follow a bunch of hunters because hello, I like hunting. I was on Twitter and a random person was attacking one of the hunters I follow. Calling him all types of names and spewing vicious hate for no apparent reason, by the way, she was NOT a vegetarian. He handled himself so well and never stooped to her level but it made me think, every day people constantly ATTACK other people because they don’t agree with their view point. Congratulations! You don’t have to agree with someone else’s opinion! No one said you had to agree with what they do in their life or believe. It is their life and you are not personally invested in some random person’s life. They are not your significant other and you are not personally involved with them.

One of the things I have learned is that the world would be a MUCH HAPPIER place IF we all minded our own business. Yes, you are by all means entitled to your own opinion but that does not mean you need to spew hate and viciousness. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one and they all stink. But that doesn’t mean, we, as a society need to be jerks about everything. I fully believe that if we were nicer to each other and didn’t constantly try to one up one another, the world would be a much nicer place.

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One of the hardest lessons to learn is how to actually be humble and kind. Tim McGraw has a song called “Humble and Kinds.” It is the greatest lesson in life that many people still have not learned.

Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the key’s under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be wasted time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
“I love you” ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

When it’s hot, eat a root beer popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin
Don’t forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

If we work towards being a society that simply treats each other with kindness and does not attack each other for their own personal beliefs or thoughts, the world would be such a better place. The person that attacked the hunter is COMPLETELY entitled to her opinion. My issue the fact that she was attacking him for no apparent reason. I get it, she doesn’t like hunters. She believes that hunters are horrible people for killing an animal but hunting is much more humane than anything you would ever buy in a store.

Everyone believes ALL hunters hunt just for the trophy of it all and that they simply want to see an animal suffer. While those hunters DO exist, it is not the majority. Every time I harvest an animal, I thank the animal for their sacrifice and for the fact that my family will be able to eat. It may not seem like much but I do know the animal’s impact on the world and my family and I am honestly grateful for it.

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I just wish everyone would step back before attacking someone for the lifestyle, beliefs or thoughts and consider if they would want to be attacked the way they are going after the other person. The one thing I will NEVER do is bash anyone on social media. I did respond to the girl that was berating the hunter and said “you should handle your anger properly. Lashing out at someone you don’t know is unnecessary. #behumbleandkind.” I just felt like it was a very teachable moment and she needed to see she was not being nice. She, of course, blocked me, which is completely her right but I just thought it needed to be addressed in an appropriate way. That was all.

So before you go after someone for their beliefs, opinions or lifestyle step back and think would you want to be attacked that way. Remember it is a choice to be mean to someone else. Sometimes we say things and don’t truly realize the impact of the words that came out of our mouth’s. It is an epidemic that has grown in size because of social media. You need to remember that there is an actual body behind that screen/account.

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Have a wonderful day y’all.

– ♥ Lindsey

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