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I haven't blogged in 2,000 years! Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it sure feels like it's been that long. My brain has been so tired, and blogging fell victim to me placing it on the back burner. Before I knew it, hundreds of thousands of millions of words were constantly bizzing and buzzing in my head and that's where they have stayed. I think I've learned my lesson with more breakdowns than the normal Amanda Schroeder and am ready to write once more. Though it might not be every day like my old passionate self was, it will be more often. I can promise myself that.

Lately, I hate social media. With a fiery passion. I think we all go through that phase, right? Maybe it's just me, but I hate all the ignorance, the stubbornness, and the pride in this world right now. It actually breaks my heart. Every single day when I wake up, I think about how much worse the world is actually getting. That's not the pessimist in me, it's just reality. It's fact. And it's not going to get better. The best part? We can become better. That's all we really need to worry about.

Social media is filled with a whole bunch of meaningless crap right now. Part of my job is to be on Facebook all the time, so with that comes a whole lot of snarky articles, hilarious memes, and, for the most part, argumentative "I'm right" types of articles and statuses. Here is my short and simple take on everything: 

You can have your view. You can have your lifestyle. And I'm not going to judge, react harshly, negatively, or care for that matter. Why? D&C 37:4, which says, "Behold, here is wisdom, and let every man choose for himself until I come." It is one thing to stand up for what you believe in. But by bashing others for believing something different, being rude, harsh, and completely ridiculous gets you nowhere. In fact, I believe it makes you take a step backwards. The entire world isn't ever going to be consistent with your beliefs. It took me 23 years, but I'm now understanding that (a) I cannot save everybody. (b) If people are being angry and conflicting and flat out rude, they are battling with themselves.





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  1. I love this. I feel the exact, EXACT same way! And I wake up everyday feeling that this world is just getting worse, and more full of hate than anything. And I do think social media, and media in general, plays a huge part! This was so refreshing. Instead of a blog post on proving a point...you say exactly what my heart has been feeling lately. So glad I'm not the only one!

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    1. It's so true. There is so much hate on social media. Thanks for your comment, Kerri! I miss talking to you!

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  2. This is so crazy that you posted because just the other day I was thinking about how I haven't seen anything on your blog in a while!! :) I love this post and agree with most of it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

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    1. Telepathy - it's real, I tell you. ha! Thanks for your comment, Ashley!

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  3. I have been feeling that way a lot too! I wanna get on and read about cute babies and puppies, but everyone is just arguing. I have actually started unfollowing people who are posting controversial posts because it just makes my blood boil. I am all for knowing what's going on in the world, but lets not fight over our beliefs, let's just agree to disagree and RESPECT each other. I love that quote though, I am gonna keep that in mind. :)

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    1. Cute babies and puppies - EXACTLY what is on my mind with what I want to see on Facebook! For real though. Happiness and rainbows, right?

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  4. Yes!!! I rarely post anything controversial, unless it's something that I feel strongly about, but then I just share articles that I feel articulate well what I'm feeling, and I discourage debate in my comments. Recently I had someone attack everyone who commented on a post at all and it made me want to delete FB immediately, I was so sick to my stomach over it. I just like to see people's funny stories, cute pictures and fun videos. Why is social media so much more now?

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    1. Agreed! It's too bad we can't choose what we want to see, huh? Maybe we should invent that. ;)

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  5. This has been on my mind SO much lately. I can't even tell you how much I agree with you. Thanks for sharing! And please keep up your blogging! You change lives. :)

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    1. Jessalyn I miss you! And love you oh so much.

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