Thursday, July 17, 2008


After reading the article and comments mentioned in Yoka's post, the song, "Insensitive" by Jan Arden suddenly popped into my head. I haven't heard this song in years, but I used to like it quite a lot.

I'm still pretty shocked at the ignorance and...well insensitivity...of some of the comments written in response to that article. I know people arr rude sometimes just for the sake of being rude, but do they live with themselves? I've never actually encountered anyone like this IRL, and my guess is that's because no one would actually say such things in face-to-face conversation. This kind of reminds e of how {some} people act in cars. We would never flip someone off or swear violently at another human being walking too slowly down a hallway in front of us, and yet once we get behind the door of a car, all normal niceties are thrown to the curb. It's really quite shocking when you see a fellow adult in a state of full blown temper tantrum in your rear view mirror. This doesn't happen to me anymore, but back when I was commuting an hour+ to work every day, I had my fair share of obnoxious fellow drivers. Whatever - this is a tangent...I'm just so surprised at how rude people can be when they don't have to own up to their actions, or when they can hide behind a screen name on a computer.

And so in response to all those insensitive people (and also a little bit for old time's sake)'s a song I like:


Sarah said...

AMEN!! I missed the article, but just read through it. Was horrified at the pure unadulterated ignorance seeping from some of those people. Holy crap.
I'm glad you posted this... It's a reminder that we're all real people on the other side of our computers.

Bri said...

Again, sometimes I think we share the same brain! What is the matter with people? We don't ask them to understand or feel sorry for us. All we ask is that they show us a little human decency. What ever happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." I was shocked and appalled by those comments, but reading them made me feel strong and confident, because I am unwavering in my decisions and I stand behind my actions. I am proud of where I am and where I am going and nobody can tell me otherwise. The good news is, like you said, nobody would dare say anything to my face! Check out my last post....some very similar thoughts!

alicia said...

it is so weird how we do that!! can be soo rude when we have a little to hide behind.