A Little Bit of Controversy

Yesterday I posted a link to this blog post, The 10 Commandments of Costco by Scary Mommy (warning, Fbombs used). And it garnered a good amount of controversy on my personal Facebook feed. Those who know me know that I generally don’t swear but like many people, sometimes I find the humour (using fbombs) can be quite entertaining. I am fairly certain that the blog Scary Mommy is intentionally looking to create controversy by posting blogs that will get people talking. It was interesting to see the reactions that different people had after reading it.

I believe that a little bit of controversy in life is a good thing. If you are posting on social media things that everyone is agreeing with, you’re not actually creating change. Will a blog post about Costco create change? No, but it was shared by a number of people and I have a feeling many people had a few chuckles when reading it. Ironically, this post had more comments and more shares than anything I’ve been posting about gratitude lately.

I’ve been building my career in Network Marketing for over 9 years now and I am proud to be a Network Marketing Professional. And I am used to controversy. Our profession is misunderstood by the masses and often I am judged before I even have the chance to introduce myself when I wear USANA logo merchandise. And yes, there are some people who do not have the proper training and make a mockery of the profession every single day on social media. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t millions of professionals around the world.

Gratitude Tip: Often we are quick to judge someone based on their profession, their looks, their use of language and many other superficial things. It is not our place to judge others. We are entitled to our opinions, which are simply that, our opinions. Let’s do our best not to paint everyone with the same brush and understand that we are all individuals, even though we may look the same on first glance.

 

Is there someone in your life you may have judged too quickly? I catch myself doing it from time to time, especially if I use the phrase, it’s not my place to judge (but I’m going to anyhow). It really isn’t.

‘You see, in the final analysis it was between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.’ – Mother Teresa

Your comments and opinions are always welcome.

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