"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."~ Martin Luther King Jr.
dress — First Issue (thrifted)
boots — (Dansko Company Store)
Was my sweater dress supposed to be a dress? or maybe it was just supposed to be worn as a cardigan? I dunno ... but I think it worked okay as a dress (I didn't get any hairy eyeballs from the people at work, so that says something right there.)
I have a hard time remaining silent when I see something that I feel is wrong. This past weekend was a case in point. I got into a political discussion with one of my Facebook friends. He has since unfriended me, so we are no longer friends. I am not all that upset about losing him as a friend — he was one of those friends from high school who you never really knew all that well, but they reappear in your life, thanks to Facebook. You were pretty sure that you didn't have a whole lot in common with this person, but you want to give them the benefit of the doubt, so you friend them — sometimes against your better judgment.
We ended up getting into a political discussion over something that I had posted. I should have known better about posting it, because I know that politics is a trigger point for me, and Facebook is just not a good meeting ground. On top of that, I haven't figured out how to walk away from a discussion, and to just let it go, and let it be.
Take a deep breath, Kari ...
I know that I'm not going to change anybody's mind, so why do I keep chewing on it the way a dog does with a bone? I am agonizing, really agonizing, about what I said and how I said it. There has got to be a better way.
How do you walk away from an argument or discussion feeling okay? And how do you remain vocal about things that you believe in but at the same time keep your cool?
Linking up to Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. This week, however, I wish that I had not been quite so visible.