As I have mentioned before, I tend to be a worrier. With that, comes the difficulty in saying no. I'm often obliging, even when I don't want to be. Saying yes, or nothing at all, because I don't have a good reason for saying no. Feeling I need to explain myself and my decisions to others, I will keep my thoughts and opinions to myself, because I worry that if I speak, they won't be my friends anymore. One truth I need to embrace is, I don't owe anyone an explanation and my thoughts and feelings are just as valuable as others.
No, I don't agree with you on so many things.
I don't agree parents should be required to vaccinate their children or keep them locked away from the public.
No, I don't think other people's medical history is any of our business, whether it has to do with vaccinating, birthing, or anything else.
No, I don't think it is our place to tell another person all the ways they are failing as a parent, or person, for not doing things our way.
Same goes for how they live. So what if someone eats fast food or only organic and you don't. Homeschools and you don't. Etc...
It often seems to me that people are so twisted up about how their way is the only way, (in which case, why is it so hard to believe Jesus is the only way?), and instead of enjoying the beauty of life and relationships, they are bent on trying to conform everyone else to their way.
I'm tired of extremism. I don't care which side of the issue you are on, it is ridiculous, intolerant, close minded, and ignorant and quite honestly I'm a bit surprised by how many extremists I know. Let people live and stay out of their business. We can't and shouldn't try to control everything about everyone else's lives. We also shouldn't expect everyone else to think, believe, feel, or live as we do, all the time. It is not the person who disagrees with us that is the problem, if we can't handle their equal right to have individual thoughts and opinions, it is ours. Our job is to LOVE one another not control one another.
The truth is, we all have our "things". Those things we feel adamant and passionate about, but not everyone shares that with us. That doesn't make them a bad, uneducated, fear-mongering, person. It only means, they have different priorities and perspectives than we do. And that is O.K.!!