I’m nonconfrontational. My husband is nonconfrontational. Our families tend to be nonconfrontational (well, except for the Outlaw Cousins, but you know how it is).
That’s why Facebook has been so interesting lately. The more friends I get, the more likelihood something I say or post is going to get a strong response from someone. I had to unfriend someone because I posted something that pissed him off once and then ever after he would attack me on my comment section. I gave him a couple of chances and then unfriended him. I’ve even touched off some good friends.
Which is funny, because I am by nature noncontroversial. I have strong feelings about things, but because I’m nonconfrontational I keep my mouth shut. I don’t comment generally on people’s posts in my feed that I think are wrong-headed or downright dumb. They have their right.
And pretty much everything I post is pretty milquetoast (mmmm, milk toast, yum). I stay away from religion and politics.
It keeps me in my comfort zone, but then I think: Is this part of me not being brave again? It seems like everywhere I turn nowadays, I’m getting hints that I need to be braver, to stand up more, to reveal more, to not shy away from confrontation. Which seriously is against my natural inclinations.
I do love a good indepth intellectual discussion, however, even if the person doesn’t agree with me.
What do you think? Braver? Or why can we just get along?