Initiated by Bassey Ikpi, Here is my attempt to write for 30 days straight. Wish me luck, I'll need it
Today was a ridiculously horrible day.
You know, one of those days that help define why folks hate Monday. The day where all of my ADHD Traits kicked in and left me completely wondering if all the things that my family said about me were in anyway accurate. Then you go to the Social Networks and folks are just arguing and insulting each other in the name of "Political Discourse." All insults, no compromise, All Talking Points, no manners.
Then there he was on my twitter feed: @chrisman1991
He in no way agreed with me. but he had references to his arguments (Which I didn't agree with) and he was cordial and didn't talk to me like a child just because of my views. He disagreed respectfully and added information and so did I. No random people showed up to provide unsolicited points that wouldn't have been helpful. We were talking Citizenship and our stances on the random wars. and we still could leave smiling. Nice, Right?
Now I can't even call myself 1/2 the liberal or salamander that James Carville is (I'm not even a registered Democrat). But I think I found a new Mary Matalin in Mr. ChrisMan, who's profile says he is a "professional Stair Faller" (which kinda makes him distinctively awesome).
Thank you, Sir for restoring my faith in communication in a generation of electronic courage. Hopefully we can have many more productive discussions!
2014 by Monika L Brooks