This is where Mom and I have had some challenges during our journey though doggy social media. We are getting better in living our lives not worrying how others perceive us, and not feeling the need to explain ourselves or be accepted by others.
We've been in the doggy social media circle for the 5 years I've been alive. Mom opened an acct for me on Doggy Space the week she put her deposit on me. Over the years we've met all kinds of dog people. There's the kind that are like my family, who love their pups with all their hearts. There's the kind who rarely speak of their dogs. Their conversations are almost always about themselves. Then there's the kind who feel they must share horrific images of animals in frightening stages of neglect and abuse.
Mom and I have nothing against any of these people. (Though we do wonder how the latter sleep at night with those visions in their heads) With Mom being older she's explained that it takes all kinds of people to make the world...and we shouldn't be surprised to see that spill over into the dog community.
By the same token it's been a bit of a struggle for Mom and I to find our niche in the social media world. There are people that come and go in your online social circles. Thankfully the people and pups that have hearts like my Mom and I's are still in our lives. We are truly thankful for our social media furiends and friends.
That's why we thought we'd share this quote with you today. It spoke to our hearts and reaffirmed what I'd been whispering to Mom all along,"Not everyone will understand your journey. That's Ok, You're here to live your life. Not to make everyone understand."
If you have feelings of not being accepted in your social media circle, it honestly doesn't matter. It's only social media. What does matter is being comfortable in being you and living your life regardless of others opinions. People are going to like you, follow you or not like you and not follow.
In my replies I barked out to a special furiend this morning I said, "The idea is to get through life with the scars of our experiences, so we remember the pain and suffering we've gone through to the end that we can effectively show another the compassion we understand they need." My quest for our niche in the online doggy world was filled with the common obstacles faced by us all in online life, acceptance. We learned if you have something to bark, bark it. If you have a something artistic to share, share it.
We all are facing the possibility of rejection with every blog we post. At some point we have to take a breath and say "I'm here to live my life, and share my experiences. I don't have to make everyone understand my journey". Let the unaccepting continue to unaccept.
Blogging is a journey, let us keep our eyes on the road ahead, and enjoy the furiends and followers we have. Remember,(quote)"Not everyone will understand your journey. That's Ok. You're here to live your life. Not to make everyone understand. (unquote) --Zero Dean
BOL Molly gets off her soap box and says, "Well furiends and friends, this is Molly and my Mom ending this segment of Our Pearls of Wisdom for today".
Much love and enjoy your journey in being you,
Molly and my Mom