This post was inspired by the saying, “I’ve got bigger fish to fry!”
Today, while scrolling social media, I was shocked at the apparent need some people have to voice their opinions on trivial things. And, they not only voiced their opinions, they condemned others for an opposing opinion!
Case in point – The color of football uniforms on a college team.
Really?! Is this so important that you have to get into a rant about it on social media? Why are those ranting so invested in something so trivial? The Iowa State University Football team wore black uniforms this past weekend when they played and won against the Oklahoma Sooners. Instead of basking in the win against this team on their home turf, something that had not been done since 1960, fans took to the pages of FaceBook to complain about the uniform color!
Ask yourself, does the color of the uniform really matter? On a recent visit to Ames, the Cyclone Crimson and Gold was evident all over campus, and probably just as evident in the stands this past weekend. Fans, students, and alumni all know the traditional colors of this University and its teams. Does a big deal need to be made about what colors they wore to play against the Sooners? Isn’t the team just lucky to be playing the game at all right now given the circumstances surrounding the virus? They even had fans at the game! I do not understand raising arguments about the color of a uniform right now!
What trivial issues have you seen people raising and then arguing about on social media? I am sure there are many examples. It is disheartening. We need to stay positive and not pick arguments or project our larger worries on issues so trivial as a uniform color.
I know I’ve got bigger fish to fry. Wouldn’t you agree?! Don’t we all?
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I completely agree! We most definitely have bigger fish to fry. So, let us just skip over the trivial arguments. Staying positive for me means keeping away from the petty stuff. I agree. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for the kind comments! I’m glad you could relate! I’m sorry it took so long to reply!
One of the benefits of social media is the voice it gives to everyone. One of the downsides of social media is the voice it gives to everyone. That, along with the polarization of darn near everything, makes for a depressing online environment. A thought: What if they don’t have bigger fish to fry? Not everyone does, I’m sorry to say.
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Your are right and that is scary!