This has been on my heart for some time. I am weighed down by the continual need of you, who feel the need to address me, and every single person within range of a news-feed.
I’m tired of the nonstop barrage of opinions that are focused on making a plea to shame some, sway some and generally state one’s personal opinion in hopes of gaining approval, attention and maybe redemption.
I don’t know.
I just know this.
I’m tired of seeing it.
Perhaps you are thinking, hey- don’t read these open letters.
It’s not that easy.
Once the open letter appears, it’s then shared, discussed, hooray-ed, or parodied Ad nauseam.
Not to mention, I like to read.
But, I always feel the same exact way after I read every single one.
No matter how beautifully written, eloquently expressed, or intelligently stated. Even if I agree.
I feel like I have been badgered.
Spoken down to.
Because an open letter mostly in it’s ever so subtle and carefully crafted manner delivers a sucker punch, always.
If you don’t agree with the position of the one writing.
If you aren’t even sure if you agree …YOU are somehow, ignorant.
I’d like to make a suggestion…just one. Small. Suggestion.
Buy a journal.
Write your open letters there.
Please and thank you.
Now, tell me how you feel after reading this open letter?
Only YOU can prevent Open Letter Writing: Think twice before writing open letters.