Well, there’s been quite a bit of drama on the inter-webs the past couple of days. (Business as usual I guess.)
I wasn’t planning on having my first post be about this, but I can’t get it out of my head.
We are living in a time where Nerd culture is very much present and profitable. Sure there’s a lot of folks just trying to take advantage of the popularity to score a profit, but you know what? Nerds should be happy about all of the things being catered for us, and it doesn’t look like this is going away any time soon! So with all this wonderful stuff happening, why can’t we just take a deep breath and refocus?
Nerds are very passionate individuals with specific ideas of how things should be, but I have known most nerds to be open-minded, welcoming people. Perhaps that’s just been my luck or maybe I’m just old-fashioned. I just find it frustrating that people don’t have a better control of themselves to create thoughtful commentary or critiques instead of spewing bile. Isn’t there enough noise? In our head? In our environment? Aren’t we tired of all the noise?
I am not going to go into the specifics of the drama, and yes, I have looked at both sides of the “incident”, but there’s a better way to get concerns and opinions across. As Mr. James Gunn so eloquently put, “I don’t think the way to affect change is through rage. That is just going to increase whatever divide you’re experiencing in the first place. I believe that there are a handful of truly evil, awful human beings out there. But the majority of us on all sides of an issue think we’re doing the right thing and are doing the best we can. If we assume that of each other, it makes life a lot easier.”
I refuse to comment on the actual incident because I’m more concerned with the lack of conversing and the abundance of blanket hate happening more and more now-a-days. Plus, I refuse to perpetuate a situation without an immediate solution.
Amongst all the negative there was a beautiful glimmer of humanity shining through the muck today, courtesy of J.K. Rowling to a gentle soul, “The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.”
So, in conclusion, when you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back, take a deep breath, think about the grand scheme of things and the things that really matter, make time to simply wonder and wander. There are always more important things.
Or just do what I do, and stare at your fur baby (yes)! 🙂
#LuckyLu say #DontBeADick