I disagree. If you don't want me to say what I think, don't bring up subjects to me that you think we're going to disagree on. Don't ask me for your opinion, don't befriend me, and don't travel in my circles. I pay attention to my friends - online or off. I listen, and when I disagree, I speak up. Some people like that about me. Some people don't. But I'm not offended in the least by the ones who'd rather just avoid me. I don't know that I'd want to be in my company if I was someone else.
If I'm tired of hearing someone talk about whateverboringthingtheythinkisinterestin
Tangent-time: This is totally off-topic, but if you happen to be someone in who's journal I actually comment, it means you're fucking rad. It also means you post things I think are interesting, or you're talking about something that actually means something to me. Or you might just be someone who provokes me to walk a mile in shoes that don't fit.
I'm not a firm believer in the 'ignore it - it will go away' thing either. Whoever said that either had no fucking concept, or just no frame of reference for what they were talking about.
I don't look for trouble, but Trouble sure as fuck knows where I live. He comes over all the time, under false pretenses. Grin and bear it? Um, no.
I'm going to say this once, and I'm going to say it loud as hell, because I fucking hate repeating myself.
When it comes to all these little golden-ruleish proverbs, all I can verbalize is a big 'FUCK THAT'.
I have a new saying:
Xindy Rule #1: If You Don't Have Anything Interesting/Intelligent/WellWritten/New/O
How about that?