I didn't get to watch, again, I was busy...but I've heard a lot of fuss and groan about Taylor Swift winning the Pinnacle award.
I'm a blogger, so it's part of the criteria to be prepared to deal with negative comments and rude people. I'm good with it. But I'm going to say something right now that really just needs to be said about Taylor Swift or any other person everyone loves to hate.
No one wants to hear you rant and speak negatively all the time.
It's okay to have an opinion. Hey, it's even fine to share it with other people. Try a blog if you really wanna have a go at it:)
But really, it seems like we actually find reasons to argue with others on just about any topic you can imagine. I posted a POSITIVE comment on a link about Taylor Swift's award because I saw how many negative comments she was getting...that she didn't deserve it, that she's a disgrace to country music...blah blah blah.
I don't love Taylor Swift but I will tell you right now that if Campbell was a teenager I would buy her a Taylor Swift c.d. anytime as opposed to letting her listen to Miley Cyrus sing about snorting lines and dancing in strip clubs.
So I'm going to say this, who cares what genre of music Taylor Swift falls under? Why is she a disgrace? Because she dates around and sings about it? Because she's a bouncy, actually somewhat modest young girl that actually sets a decent example for your daughters?
Listen, I'm from South Carolina. I know my country. No, she isn't Loretta Lynn in any way, shape, or form.
But does her genre of music really make her any less of a good influence?
It's not just Taylor Swift...she's just my example for the day. Are we so depraved of morality in this world that when someone who isn't disgustingly immoral gets some appreciation we have to bash her?
That's why all the negativity really bothered me and why I felt the need to say something. Not because I really care about her music, or because I'm her biggest fan...but because she actually has some decency and many people hate her for it.
On a very small scale, I can relate. I used to be teased for having morals. I was actually treated differently because I wasn't doing what everyone else did. I'll share something with you that I don't talk about much and then I'll shut up.
In middle school I refused to kiss this really immature, not nice guy and do you know what my so called peers did? They told everyone I was a lesbian. Yep, have you seen my husband you guys? Who's gay now suckas? It's okay, I forgive you.
But that stuck with me for the rest of my school days. I didn't have many friends at all and I was always teased for being a "good girl."
I'll say it now like I've said before, being classy takes courage. Going the right road in life is paved with mud slinging and a lot of tears. But at the end of the day, I wouldn't have had it any other way.
I'm sorry this turned into a moral talk...I just wanted to point out that sometimes we see only what we want to see...instead of crediting someone like T.S. for being classy, we tear her down for not being country.
Think before you speak and be kind with your words. It's alright to express your thoughts and feelings. But I promise you, this world would be a whole lot better place if we all quit being so judgmental and started being just a touch more thoughtful.
Love you, don't hate me!