People ask me fairly often, “why don’t you just block Trump supporters?”. “Why don’t you just block ” insert description of people who don’t agree with me here? “.
This is why.
I don’t need to change the minds of people who already agree with me. To them, I more serve as an affirmation that they’re not alone in what can sometimes be a cold and harsh world. But to others, I hope to chip away at the things I’d say are less than ideal, old fashioned, and in need of enlightening (to put it mildly).
This doesn’t apply to trolls or people who come on my page spewing nothing but hate. People whose only intention is to irritate, offend, and disrupt.
If you comment on my post with nothing but "sluts can die” or the n-word…. you’re being blocked.
But for others who honestly disagree with me for what they feel are legitimate reasons. I want you here. I want you to read my thoughts and the thoughts of people much wiser than myself.
I want you here because it doesn’t matter what I say, or how loud I shout, if no one is in the room to hear me.