I was talking to someone yesterday about a certain situation that originated from social media. I was informed that a lady had posted a couple of times on social media that she couldn’t meet anyone special. I never saw this post so I had to rely on this person’s portrayal of it. Evidently she had been posting this for awhile. Well it appears that this person “recently” came across someone who is very much interested in her. The man at first paid for her when he met her in line and then came up to her car later and asked if he could have her number to talk to her. Obviously the lady was “flattered” by his kindness and asked people online whether she should go out with him (by the way, they are both from 2 different races). However, my friend didn’t think highly of this situation at all, stating that this woman is only going to get let down by heartbreak (even though she didn’t know this guy at all). I said that the process of dating is one that should enable both of these people to get to know each other better, and we shouldn’t judge anyone until more facts come out. My friend didn’t know either of these people well but refused to wish them luck. I simply said that while it is possible for someone to get hurt, it doesn’t mean that this is “probable.” Both of them could be very genuine in what they feel about each other and love should at least be given “the chance to prevail.” On the other hand, I am not a big fan of posting all of your “personal information on social media.” The biggest problem is that some people will read your posts and formulate immediate opinions about you based simply on what you shared. If a woman posts on social media that she is pregnant, then she will have to respond to that post later if something tragic like a miscarriage happens. All your personal information does not need to be posted for everyone to see, and people who live by Facebook (and other social media) shouldn’t govern their lives (and other people’s lives) by it. As for dating, sometimes it can work, and sometimes it doesn’t, but it is still one of the best forms of social interaction designed to get to know someone. Rather then prematurely predict what is going to happen, this couple should be wished good luck. Lastly we shouldn’t prejudge a circumstance without any knowledge of it. Many people think their opinions are the truth even without a shred of evidence to back them up. For some of us, it is in our nature to make assumptions about others. We judge them according to our own standards and then we believe that they should live their lives according to our rules. Everyone is different. When it comes to getting to know someone better, it always helps to start with giving the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. This is “only” my opinion. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
The Whispers in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar