Soapbox Session

Warning…normally I try not to write about political things because I do not like arguing with people, and I have found that you cannot have civil conversations about a lot of topics when people feel their beliefs are the only right ones. However, I feel the need to pull out my soapbox because I’m trying to be understanding which means I need to put my thoughts in writing. If you don’t want to read my ramblings, then I’m okay with you closing this post now. If you can read them without being judgmental, then feel free to proceed.

1. If you’re against things that help people because they don’t help you, then is it possible you need to do some self reflection? Lately it seems that anytime something good happens for a group of people, there are naysayers who have to voice how displeased they are with people getting help. What’s really disparaging is how many of the naysayers claim to be religious because I’m pretty sure that the majority of religions are founded in helping people and loving others.

2. Why are there so many people who shouted “My body! My choice!” when the government was mandating masks and vaccines, yet they applauded and praised the government when the government restricted access to abortion? Doesn’t it seem hypocritical to only care what happens to a body when it is yours?

3. Along the same lines, doesn’t it seem that a vast majority of people who claim to be “pro-life” are really just “pro-birth”? Being pro-life should mean helping people through all phases of life. It should mean finding ways to take care of the elderly; it should mean finding ways to help those with physical and mental health needs; it should mean making sure children are clothed and fed with roofs over their heads; it should mean finding help for those living with trauma. There is a lot more to life than just birth!

4. Why are people such Judgey McJudgersons when they don’t know a situation? It drives me bonkers when people make snap decisions and blanket comments about things like unemployment, food stamps, and debt forgiveness. I cannot stand when people act like everyone who has relied on assistance at some point in their lives is a bad person. This is one where I am quick to defend those who need help because at various points in my life either myself or a family member has relied on assistance to survive. Spoiler, if you know us, then you know we’re some pretty good people. Second spoiler, even good people who try to live right sometimes fall on hard times and need help.

As I put my soapbox away, I want to offer some free advice. The most important thing to do is “love thy neighbor”. For Christians this is the main thing that Jesus asked if you. Other religions believe that what you put out into the world will return in your life. Some people aren’t religious at all, yet they still strive to make the world a better place. No matter the case, instead of putting people down because you don’t agree with them, maybe it is time to start building people up and promoting love. Until next time…


The Great Kaysby

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The Great Kaysby

I’m a wife, mother, daughter, cat lover, believer in Him and His word, teacher, beauty consultant, actress, costumer, and avid volunteer. 👩🏻‍🦰 My biggest gift in life is how I can still experience the world with childlike wonder as an adult. 🤩 I love winning, prizes, shiny objects, travel, food, and games! I use emojis way too much but they make me happy! 😊

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