I am compelled this month to print something that has been circulating on social media recently and that really resonated with me (and apparently quite a few others, since I shared it on my Facebook page and there was a lot of agreement).
Common Sense Versus Cancellation
If you don’t like the book, don’t read it;
If you don’t like the song, change the station;
If you don’t like the show, don’t watch it;
If you don’t like the sport, don’t go to the game;
If you don’t like the toy, don’t buy it or play with it;
If you don’t like the restaurant, don’t eat there;
If you don’t like the store, don’t shop there;
If you don’t like the state, don’t live there;
If you don’t like the speaker, don’t listen…
Make the choices that suit you and let everyone else do the same.
At the bottom of the meme, there was a hashtag with freedom of choice
(#freedomofchoice, for you non-Instagram and Twitter users), but really, isn’t that just a newfangled way of saying “live and let live?” That phrase has been around for as long as I can remember and it really doesn’t go out of style. No matter what the “woke” cancel culture dreams up, some things will simply stand the test of time. I believe the timeless things like the golden rule (which, boiled down to a non-religious definition, simply means to be a good human), freedom of choice, and “live and let live” will ultimately bring this country back out of its dismal state. There’s a groundswell of support for good old-fashioned values, and it can’t come soon enough in my opinion.