Are we ALL everybody, somebody, nobody?
Now while this is not a rant, I would like to point out something which I do not like. To tell the truth I have noticed it so often I now feel moved to say something.
I have to admit that I have an issue with the way that some posts make general and sweeping statements about "everybody", "most people at WA", "we all" "we humans" or any of the 100 variations on this.
I ask myself how can the person writing this possibly know what "everyone at WA" thinks,? How can they know whether I belong to that group of people, agree, disagree, am for or against what they are saying?
My post is not about telling anyone how they should or should not be.( This is also something I have read a lot of posts on recently.) My belief is that the very thing we don't like about someone is what we need to look at ourselves. If I relate this to myself you might say that I use such sweeping statements myself - This is something that I make a conscious effort to avoid but not being perfect maybe I do "commit this offence" sometimes when I am not aware. I do make an effort at least not to use such statements here.
Like I said this is not about telling anyone out there how they should change to please me. It is though a plea to ask anyone using such sweeping statements to maybe consider if it really applies to all the groupings you include in the post, or whether you might not like to be a bit more specific. It reminds me of a time when I was having a disagreement with my son and I was saying "you always do....", and he turned around and said to me quite calmly, "do you want to rephrase that please, because you know it is not true!". I think that brought the message about generalisations home quite squarely.
Wishing you all a wonderful evening