Daily reminder: Have an asshole, don’t be one.
Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. It’s normal and perfectly fine. But when you start being an asshole about your opinion, that’s when a line gets crossed. There are ways to express your opinion in a respectful manner. Sure, some people will still send you hate because there are children (that’s not directed at the teens, adults can act like children, too) that cannot handle someone having a different opinion than themselves, whether that means disliking someone they love, or preferring a certain eating establishment’s fries over the other. Some people think the world revolves around them, and therefore everyone should think like they do. Ignore those people. They’re going to hate no matter what.
Alternatively, if you do not agree with someone’s opinion and wish to discuss it, there is a respectful way to do it other than calling them names or cursing them or just basically saying they suck because you do not agree. That’s not the way to handle it.
Here’s how to handle things with respect. For if you do not respect another, they will not respect you. You treat others how you wish to be treated. If you wanna be treated like a pile of cow dung, by all means, keep being a rude inconsiderate prick. If you do not, this is what you do:
Person A: I like two members of the Trinity, but I really just cannot get on board with the third’s comedy/personality/etc. (This is okay. This is respectful)
Person B: I love two members of the Trinity, but the third is trying too hard and is a cunt and not funny and should just give up they suck. (This is not cool. You don’t like that person? Fine, but you don’t have to be a disrespectful twat dragon)
Response 1 to Person A: I respect your opinion, I just happen to disagree. I think all three members are equally as funny, but you are entitled to your opinion. But do you care to talk about why you feel that way? (This is cool and dope and respectful)
Response 2 to Person A: NO! YOU’RE WRONG!!11 THAT THIRD MEMBER IS GREAT AND PERFECT AND YOU SIR ARE AN ABSOLUTE CANTALOUPE FOR NOT AGREEING YOU SUCK DELETE YOUR BLOG OR KILL YOURSELF!! (this is NOT cool and it’s just fucking horrible. don’t do this. just, dont.)
Response 1 to Person B: While I respect your difference of opinion, I do believe that you could have worded that in a more respectful manner. I’m sorry, but the girls go through their tags, and they see these things. Could you please just be a bit more considerate of their feelings? (this is cool and okay and considerate of the OP’s feelings)
Response 2 to Person B: Nope, you’re a fuck nugget delete your blog you aren’t a true fan, you need to get the hell out of our fandom with that bullshit, you catatonic woolen sock! (Nope. Stahp dat. You’re just as bad as person B if you are going to be mean. An eye for an eye just makes both of us blind.)
HAVE AN ASSHOLE, DON’T BE ONE!