I saw a person who shamed another for what they posted on their social media. They claimed that they were supposed to act a certain way and were offended when they didn’t comply. They demanded from that person what they thought was the right thing to do. They defenestrated them from the metaphorical window of the universe because it wasn’t what they had asked for. They forced their values and beliefs onto the person on the other side of the screen.
If the image of the person formed in your mind was that of an ignorant person stuck in their beliefs, well, you’re kind of right. Yet, another category of people falling into this category, are the ones who believe that being an activist means they get to project their views and their ways on another fellow human being. They are the ones who SHAME other users of the internet for their way of using it, for not talking out about the issues that they’re concerned about. They are the ones who believe that one must go through a feed of another person’s suffering, even if it affects their mental health.
To all those people who think it’s okay, ‘You have become the very thing you swore to destroy’, pardon my Star Wars reference. Forcing people to talk about an issue that requires the most diligent and sensitive handling, serves no purpose at all. Shaming someone just because they do not talk about an issue does NOT mean they are against it. It does NOT mean that it is okay to attack someone. You are not the Judge of what a person is. You are not God. The only thing you have the right to ‘control’ is your own self. It is of the utmost importance to use that wisely. Treat people with kindness.