The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Throw Love, Not Stones
Quote of the Day:
“No one is perfect…that’s why pencils have erasers.” ~Unknown
The Single Woman Says:
It seems that as a society, we are awfully quick to jump on the judgment bandwagon. Quick to judge. Quick to hurl insults. Quick to criticize. Quick to build celebrities up to impossibly high standards, then kick them when they inevitably fall from grace. I have watched people tear Kim Kardashian from limb to limb in the tabloids and on the Internet over the past couple of weeks, and it makes me hurt for her. We tell people to follow their hearts, urge people to go with their gut…then when they do, and their decisions happen to not agree with what “society” thinks is the appropriate action, we toss them to the wolves. Where is the grace? Where is the understanding? Or as the Black Eyed Peas once asked… Where is the LOVE?
Ending a marriage after 72 days might be something that none of us will ever experience or understand…but does that automatically make the person who did it a BAD person? I once walked away from what was supposed to be a three-month long, dream internship in Dallas after about 3 hours because it SIMPLY DIDN’T FEEL RIGHT. Granted, that’s a lot different from the covenant of marriage…but walking away from a “perfect” situation on paper that turned out to be not-so-perfect in reality, whatever the circumstance, takes bravery. It takes courage. It takes GUTS. Even more so when you’re in the public eye and being criticized every time you sneeze. We don’t know the details of Kim’s situation and we may never know…and frankly, it’s really none of our business. But as fellow single women, shouldn’t we STOP throwing stones and start throwing love instead? If you’ve ever been brave enough to call it a day and walk away from ANYTHING, even knowing that you were going to face questions and dirty looks and judgment from others, in my opinion, you deserve applause…not an endless regurgitation of your flaws. At one point or another, we are ALL going to make rash decisions and foolish mistakes…and when those moments come, we will benefit a lot more by love than we will by hate.