Friday, September 30, 2011

Am I mean or am I just a beacon of truth

As one of my friends put it on a Facebook post, "you've had quite a week". It didn't surprise me that I caught tons of flack for my last post. I have come to expect it in the Manilow world. Descenting opinions are always looked upon with hateful vengeance and passive/aggressive behavior. I would much rather they just leave a negative comment than go around Facebook and Twitter posting veiled statements about how mean I am and how it's not nice to attack people. At least I could confront them one on one instead of hearing from friends that "so and so is not happy with you" or "so and so is really upset with your post".

Here's my advice: start your own blog. Convince me I'm wrong. Leave a comment and let's debate the topic. I'm open to discussion.

The problem is, I know that won't happen. Because as I said on a Facebook post, "No matter how hard you try to make people see the light, they just won't get it until it suddenly becomes dark.
" I don't care so much that they are upset with me. I have grown some thick skin being a part of this crazy Manilow fandom. I learned a long time ago that my opinion is my opinion and if I feel like it's important to write about it, I will.

If you are so convinced I am wrong, then why spend so much of your time defending your position? I don't waste my time arguing with anyone who isn't open to a different opinion and you shouldn't waste your time combating mine.

Here's some more advice. If you don't like what I have to say, don't read it. Don't waste your time here or anywhere else reading anything I say. If you believe I'm mean, or hateful, or cruel, then don't bother with me. Trust me, I won't lose any sleep over not convincing you otherwise.

And when the darkness falls and you finally see the light, I'll still be here speaking the truth and willing to become friends.

Delete the bookmark. Don't come here anymore. Don't read my tweets or Facebook posts. You'll be happier. I won't notice. And you can go on living in your own little dream world of unreality.

See you when the light comes on,
Texas Fan


Jill said...

No. You are not being mean. You are right.

texas_fan said...

Thanks Jill. It's great to hear support especially when it often appears you are outnumbered.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, some people lash out because the truth hurts and your words might hit a nerve with them. Like you said, if they don't like what you have to say, then don't read it.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, please continue to post the truth as you see it. It's a free country, they don't have to read it. I admire your willingness to be attacked and then want to make friends with the attacker.

Perhaps those people have seen themselves in your recent post and assumed it was about them. They may call it assumption, I call it guilt.

Survivor said...

You know I know you are not being mean! You are expressing an opinion that many others, like me, would like to have the courage to express. I am with you all the way:)

NighDarke said...

I don't think you're being mean. To me you seem frustrated with the over the top behavior of some of the fans that ruins everything for the rest of us.

What's your FB BTW? Mine is under this username.

texas_fan said...

Facebook link is in the right column on this blog.

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