The battle

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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