7 things not worth arguing about


I get it, everyone is different. We have different tastes, opinions, views, beliefs, ideas, mindsets, hobbies, likes and brains. And I get it, it's fun to talk about these. And sometimes important. 

But there are some things on which we should not bother getting heated about. Like, JUST NO. You are childish if this makes your blood cook because arguing about these kind of things is a complete, utter waste of your precious God-given time amen. Of course, it's fun now and then to talk about these things. Like I'm not saying you can't have a laugh and a good ol' fun gibber about who is handsomer, Tom or Matthew, but... don't let it be an important discussion in which you put tons of emotion and in which you try to 'convert' the other to having your opinion. (Cuz it will NOT work, with these subjects.)

So here, my fellow human beings, are ten things not worth arguing about.



1. What food is delicious and what is disgusting


Me: What's something about me that annoys you?
Emma: You don't like fruitcake
(back in the June of 2016)
(lol)

Once I had a 10 minute discussion with my sister about what kind of spaghetti is better, thin spaghetti or fat spaghetti. And one I tried to convince my brother verbally that tortilla wraps with chicken is a gift from heaven to the tastebuds. Did I change their minds in the slightest? Of course not. One can't change a persons tastebuds by proclaiming words of praise about the food said tastebuds despise. You can go 'ahhh bananas is THE BEST' in the comment section, but will I go 'ahhh really? ok, totally convinced'. nope. So stop getting heated up when someone says they love tomatoes. Let them love tomatoes. (I love tomatoes.)

2. What actor/actress is handsomer

Need I say more. Again, tooootal personal preference and it does not matter. All the "what????!!?"s and "nooooo!!!"s will not change a thing. (Also if you discuss this subject a lot maybe you should stop discussing this so much. It's not exactly the most productive thing you could be doing with your time.)


3. What movie version of Pride and Prejudice is the best

Ok I sometimes enjoy a hearty P&P discussion but when it becomes arguing I'm like what the heck guys. We are literally investing energy and heated emotion into the fact that our brains do not adhere to the same level of passion about a made up story acted out by celebrities. Do you ever stop and think how pointless this is. Has someone ever converted from a P&P05 lover to a P&P95 lover through a comment war? Vice versa? No. So lets quit getting all panicky about each others differing opinions on these two movies. Wow, how old are we. :-P (It's fine to state your opinions. I love stating my opinion about the P&P movies. But I don't care a jot if yours are a polar opposite mine. And why should I care?!)

P.S. P&P95 is the best ;-)

4. What singer sings the nicest

Me: I loooove Micheal Buble
Johan: Eh no he's --
Me: What?! How can you not like Michael Buble?!
Johan: His voice is bland and boring
Me: ?8888!!!8?8?RRKFOER?REOoezjio IT'S LIKE SILK AND VELVET AND GOLD
Johan: It's bland and boring

Some people like croaky, raspy voices. Others like it classic. Other fancy a husky whispery voice. Some just want rap and metal. Others like opera. Other fortunate people appreciate a bit of everything. (These are matters on which it is SO OK to AGREE TO DISAGREE)

5. That X looks good on the picture

Me: Ah, that's such a good picture of you
Hannah: WHAT??!!! EUGHHHHH

When someone tells you she (or he) (probably she) thinks she doesn't look good on a certain picture, YOU CANNOT ARGUE HER OUT OF THAT. You may convince her to believe that you think she looks good on the picture but she herself will not be like 'oh ok now you put it like that I look GOOD on that pic.' No use arguing, just delete the picture; or bury it in an old box. Never ever post it on instagram.


6. That it's hot or cold

Sometimes I'm freezing while my sister is in shorts. Sometimes I'm in shorts and my dad reaches to take his coat. Me saying "Come on! it's hot!" will not stop him from taking his coat.

7. That a book is good or not

Personal opinion bla bla bla. And that's ok bla bla bla. You get the point of this post. ;-P (Seriously though, younger me freaked out when a friend gave back a Lynn Austin book I found my heart and soul in with the words, 'nah, it's not my kinda book.' This is older me telling younger me that that was stupid. To care that much about whether or not another human being who God made different shared my racing love and vehement passion for a story that a human made.)

Goodbye. ✌

*leaves quick bc I actually didn't have time to write this*

17 comments:

  1. Fruitcake is NICE
    (Miriam)

    Fat spaghetti is MUCH better. It's a FACT. I'M RIGHT.
    (Hannah)

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    1. NO NO NO YOU JUST DON'T GET IT.
      LET ME EXPLAIN.
      FRUITCAKE HAS FRUIT IN IT THAT IS COOKED. THAT MEANS SQUISHY AND MUSHY. EW.
      FAT SPAGHETTI HASN'T GOT THE SAME TEXTURE AS THIN SPAGHETTI. THIN IS BETTER.
      YOU ARE WRONG.

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    2. NO. FAT SPAGHETTI IS BETTER BECAUSE THIN SPAGHETTI IS LIKE HAVING WORMS IN YOUR MOUTH. I WILL CONVINCE YOU IN THE END

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  2. I totally agree with all of these! And that is the PERFECT way to explain Michael Bubble's voice!! :D
    <3 IT'S LIKE SILK AND VELVET AND GOLD <3 YESSSS!!!

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  3. This. So true. If only we could remember that we are all unique individuals with different tastes and preferences, and learn to respect our differences...
    xx
    Mira

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  4. Neither P&P95 nor P&P05 does justice to the original novel. We need a new adaptation.

    That's my take on it, anyways ;-) No-one has to agree with me, of course; and in fact I don't personally know anybody who DOES agree with me. *strikes dramatic pose* I am aloooooooooooooooooone in the worldddddddddddddddddd.

    Heh.

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  5. - spoilers to non-vera brittain fans -

    Dear Naomi. I just read Chronicle of Youth by Vera Brittain. I know you love Testament of Youth, so I want to tell you Chronicle is possibly better: it's the same as the memoir, but it's the journal she wrote at the time. So it's extremely immediate, and you can see her change as the war begins, and it provokes tears, and she is insanely smart, and I wish her dreams for herself and Roland had been realized. That fact that they were not makes for an incredibly powerful journal. I recommend it. x

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    1. Wow, I really want to read it. Thanks for telling me.

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  6. That's so funny and so true! Like my "Mushrooms are evil" talk!

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  7. FRUITCAKE THOUGHHHHHHH.
    (Not trying to convince. Just had to YELL my opinion because it's the Internet. ;))
    Also, P&P95. *heart eyes*

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  8. Haha, this is good fun. I will admit, I have gotten into a conversation (multiple!) about every one of these, but it's really only ever a laughing/teasing argument, not a serious one. (Unless we're talking about me trying to convince Mum that mushrooms are disgusting and I really really REALLY don't want to put them in the spaghetti bolognaise I'm making for dinner! I mean, how can you ruin your own cooking ON PURPOSE?!)

    Also tortilla wraps with chicken IS a gift from heaven to the tastebuds. Agreed.

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  9. So P&P95 follows the story so much better and i love it, but P&P05 is so so beautiful and the music and everyone <3 Plus, it's what introduced me to Jane Austen way back when so I have to love it too ;)

    BUT yes I loved this post! It's all so true and such a good reminder.

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  10. HAHAHA I loved this. So much truth. I feel like blogging is such a good way of learning this, because there are so many people with varying opinions about the same book, movie, actor etc. It's kind of impossible NOT to learn that it's okay to not agree about these sorts of things. Great post. :D

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  11. Truth here, girl! Banter is fine if itsi both sided, but if it turns into an argument... why? Haha! I enjoyed this post :)!

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