I had an idea of what I originally wanted to write about, but everything just fell apart in my head. I started to think to myself, what could I write about? I was stumped. I just sat and looked at the header and thought... "Why am I sitting here?" Hmmm... good question. Why do I keep coming back here... especially with my busy schedule?
Could it be all of the friends that I've made? Well, of course, but if I really wanted to just keep in contact with them, there are so many other ways to do that than sitting on here and talking in spurts on different threads or being frustrated when they aren't on at all. Then having people drop their 2 cents in on your conversation, but it is a public forum... don't be here if you aren't ready for it. In the end, while it is great to be on here with my friends around me, I don't think that is truly why I lurk around the Vines.
Could it be for the stories? Naw, not really. Modern journalism is a sad shadow of once it was. There is nothing that is reported on from a neutral bias. I understand how difficult it can be to do it, but that is the job of the reporter... to report the news and only the news. Not to inject their opinion or color it with their leanings... they are supposed to deliver only the facts. I think that is part of the problem these days. A lot of people can't tell where the news ends and the reporter's opinion begins. No, it easily is NOT for the stories from reporters.
Could it be the other Viners? In a sad way... yes. I have to split this apart from my friends for a reason. I know what to expect from my friends. Whether it be a huge christian tilt or layers of sexual innuendos... they are a known quantity. The other Viners can be like watching a car accident, tho. Let me explain.
Let's take a current subject... children under 4 being murdered by parents/ relatives. It would seem like a pretty obvious reaction, wouldn't it? You could assume that you would be able to go onto the board and see everyone wanting justice/ revenge for the child's ghastly murder. Problem is... you won't. No matter the board... the subject... or whatever, there is ALWAYS someone there defending the murderers or spinning the venom. Sure, some of them are trolls and they are usually easy to pick out because their IQ is about as big as their shoe size... in feet... rounded down, BUT there are always those few that are serious. I think it is those people that fascinate me. I simply don't understand how they work. I suppose they are like those women that go to jails to find a husband. Even bad attention is attention to them. The same goes for Viners. Where else can you go on a board where a 73 year old man rapes a 2 year old and says the child had it coming, and find someone equating it with republicans! Seriously? Did that car just roll off the bridge... wow.
Anyone that knows me can tell you that I am all about using very simple logic to figure things out. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure a lot of things out... just some common sense and some logic. Ohhh... you can't forget the open mind. You can't be tied down to one train of thought. You have to be able to see the argument from all sides. If you can't see both sides of an argument, then you can't debate it correctly. I pride myself on being able to look at a topic from all angles. I will admit that it isn't always easy, and all that means is that I need to learn something about one of the sides. I think we should always be learning something, and this should be the perfect place to do it. I'd like to think that I hand out a nugget of knowledge here and there, and if we all thought that way, maybe I would be coming to the Vine for a different reason... a reason that I would REALLY like to come for.