Recently I have been seeing fellow gaggers, write negative and criticizing comments in regards to myTakes. They question the credibility and validity of my experiences, and the stories that I share. Without a doubt, my personal opinions and situations are something that I hold true and are in fact factual.
The main point of this Mytake is to address the following key points:
1. The point is to learn from my mistakes/experiences
Regardless of whether you believe that myTakes are true, or that I have lost credibility because you disagree with the moral compass of my other takes, I write for a purpose. That purpose is to educate people and open their eyes about my experiences, so that they can take away something useful. Whether it is learning from my mistakes or simply gaining a different point of view, I do it because I care. As we all know, neither myself nor anyone else here gains any monetary gains by spending their time writing these pieces.
2. Easier to critique someone's work than contribute
I find that there are some individuals that feel that it is easier to be negative and critique a person's work rather than have something insightful and useful to share within the community. These people don't take into account the time, effort and work it requires to contribute a myTake, as well as the energy it takes to share something that can sometimes harbor some painful feelings.
3. Not always back and white
Just because you disagree with me, doesn't mean that you're right and i'm wrong or vice versa. Our opinions can co-exist, and it is easier to judge from afar, than when you're actually in the middle of the situation. Therefore, being more open minded and understanding of the content matter really helps.
Please keep GAG a friendly and comfortable environment for everyone. I enjoy sharing on here, and I hope that I can continue to inspire people :)