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I'm planning on having chicken for dinner tonight, but I wasn't planning on chicken for today's blog post. Yet here I am backing away from a topic that I had planned but just can't bring myself to finish writing. It's not so much that I'm afraid of the topic so much as it hits close to my own life experience as well as that of some of you. I will post the topic here on this blog, but not today. Let it simmer in my mind for another few days. After all the topic has been boiling on my metaphorical blog stove since mid-December and has been on the planning list for much longer than that.
I'll give you a clue though. It's a continuation of my December post Should We Ban (Insert Topic Here)?, which for those who haven't been following is a series brought about by the Sandy Hook school shooting story. We hashed over the gun control issue on several posts on Tossing It Out and many of your own blogs. Still no conclusive agreement there, but I didn't expect there to be. It's a tough issue (for some, but perhaps not so much for others) and that's the biggest problem about arriving at any kind of solution that will satisfy everyone--many on each side are absolutely convinced they are correct.
Gun control is a general issue of society that I find easy to bring to the table. However the next topic I feel compelled to bring to the table is a very personal one for me and perhaps for many of you. The opinion that I may be expressing here might cause some rancor among some in a much different way than gun control does. If you're curious about what the topic might be you can go to that post in December and try to guess which topic I'm talking about. For today I'll pose the question:
When the topic leans toward being too personal, even though the factual nature of the evidence might be denied by those who believe their own experience does not fit into those seemingly evident truths, do you think it is best not to bring up the topic despite the importance of it and the potential distaste that the topic discussion could evoke?
Okay, so maybe I'm being too cryptic with this question. And maybe I'm making too big of a deal out of something that has affected all of us in one way or another. Whatever the case, the topic is one that has bugged me for a long time and I doubt whether my talking about here will create any change about it. And I hope my talking about it doesn't upset anyone too much. No matter though, I still plan to talk about it to see what you think. Most likely I'm making an overly big deal out of it. Then again maybe I'm building some curiosity that will make you come back to read what I'm talking about. Next week. I promise. I hope I don't break that promise.
Do you tend to avoid commenting on posts that make you feel uneasy? When a topic hits too close to home, are you willing to write about it on your own blog? Anyone want to make a guess on what topic I'm talking about?
I'll leave you with the following, which you may have seen elsewhere. It just struck me as wise, but humorous in light of the recent Super Bowl and the fact that I'm no fan of American Football. My last statement might be considered very controversial to some. Feel free to throw prolate porcine spheroid shaped comments at me for saying I don't like football. I don't care--I still think professional athletes are obscenely overpaid.