Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekly Whine: It's called compassion

Sometimes I post about topics that don't affect me currently or directly but I've noticed the effects they have on others. For example, when I talked about how crazy hard it is to pay nanny taxes or how people with small kids should get extra flexibility in choosing which holidays to have off.

No matter how many times I reiterated that I DO NOT and will never have a nanny, or that my work gives me ALL major holidays off automatically, people keep insisting that I'm being selfish and entitled.

I mean, I am pro-choice but I have never and probably will never have an abortion. I am pro gay marriage even though I don' t want to marry another woman personally. People are capable of caring about issues that don't affect them directly.

You can call me "wrong" if you want. But I'm not selfish for making a post to help people who are not me.


  1. Nicely said. I totally agree that one can have a strong belief in an issue that doesn't directly affect them. I have similarly strong views on gay right, abortion, or other political hot-topics, although I too doubt they will ever directly be issues for my own life. This is your personal blog, and people who want to criticize that kind of stuff should chill. I think of your blog as pleasant diversion and occasionally some interesting (and civilized) discussion.

  2. Gee, I thought that was how social rights had always been achieved. It seems, though, that to lose those rights you only need one incompetent politician chosen at the wrong time..

  3. i agree with you completely, Dr. Fizzy.

  4. I found this quote that I think puts it into a nutshell.
    'Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must hate or fear them. The second is to love someone means you agree with everything they believe and do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.' - Rick Warren