Why is it so hard to share things that we really care about online?
For example, this is my first time closely following the presidential election. I always paid
attention, but I have really delved in to the news this time around. However, I have never shared my political opinion online, mainly because I don’t want to be attacked by half my friends and acquaintances who don’t agree with me and have my beliefs insulted or mocked. This is the same reason I usually don’t share a lot about my religion either, it is the central focus of my entire life and I don’t want to have to constantly be defensive about it. If I decide to write how much I love my Savior one day, why can’t (even my non-spiritual) contacts just support the positivity and love behind the statement?
A married woman in my social media class said that even when she wants to talk about being married she feels like she can’t because it would be insensitive to her single friends (who are desiring and trying to find a spouse). Some may say this is oversensitive, but it is hard to balance your social network at times because of issues like this. Wouldn’t it be great if you could share how you feel without feeling put down by those who disagree with you? Not everyone is out looking for confrontation. I guess that is just what comes with the territory – don’t bring up sex, religion, or politics right?
I think, even more that having to defend myself, the reason I feel like I can’t share a lot online is that I know a lot of recruiters will be checking my social media profiles to check me out. If a recruiter has different views than I do in some of these areas, then will they knowingly or unknowingly be prejudice against me? That would be really hard and unfair – so I tend to not share much. But it’s hard sometimes when I would really like to share the things in my life that are personally meaningful.