“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.”
– John F. Kennedy
How true is this. I see this all the time. Opinions that require little thought, little truth and provide comfort….. no matter how irrational.
People choose not to think. They cannot get past the opinion that comforts self. That requires little self reflection, little self insight, little honesty about self, or about a difficult situation.
It’s the easy road, the easy path. Less challenge. Less effort.
This is why platitudes are popular. Platitudes are shallow, empty, meaningless to those with the capacity to think. They are everywhere. Especially on social media.
I do understand why people choose not to think deeply. But, when they then try to force these empathy devoid, meaningless opinions, platitudes onto others….. it’s not okay.
They are often very invalidating. And shame inducing. And selfish. Again, not okay. Continue reading