Love Ya, Not Your Ideology…?
Can you care about someone, friend, life partner, parent even very much, but not love their ideology or world view one bit, or even what they are immersed in, gotten caught up in?
Well…yes. You can care about someone very much, even be very much in love with someone, but be polar opposites when it comes to worldview, ideology, and even along with their own family be concerned about their ideology, what they have gotten so caught up in. You can call them out on it, even figuratively smack them upside the head call them out on it. It does not mean you don’t care, and if you didn’t, it wouldn’t bother you. It’s because you care and you have a connection on some level, even if they are no longer in your life, whether it’s a friend, sibling etc…, that makes you go “uggghhhhh” at certain things in regards to their mindset so on and so forth. If you are like me, someone who wears her feelings, heart etc.. on her sleeves, pulls no punches, says it as she thinks it, feels it etc.., that person may end up feeling like you hate them, when that is not the case at all. You may feel “ikkk” about their ideology and all that, but in no way do you hate them, not at all. That does not mean that you won’t stand up for your conservative views etc… and that you won’t call out what you see as liberal progressive stupidity. To be fair if you are me, you also call out conservative stupidity or conservative crazy ass also, like the Roman Catholic view of unless you get an annulment, if you can’t get one and remarry just live like brother and sister forever. If that is not conservative crazy ass, I don’t know what is, not humanly feasible, and you can spin all the theology you want on that, conservative crazy. I am an equal opportunity, calling out and “huh, wth?” on both sides. I know this no nonsense way about me can be hard to take at times, but it is what it is, and it doesn’t mean I hate anyone. You can love people with all your heart, but doesn’t mean you love everything about them or like everything about them, or their ideology, can even think sometimes, duh dimwitted ideology going on there. Doesn’t mean you don’t care deeply about them, want the best for them, or for them to be happy in life, wish them all the best in life, you do, always. You can care about the person, but “ikk” their ideology, and it happens, I know. It’s okay, just have to not take it personal and interpreting it as they hate you.
Namaste, Shalom and Amen