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Why would somebody “Flip the Bird” on their Facebook page? September 2, 2010

Posted by ozsomesuccess in Law of Attraction, Romance & Relationships.
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Yesterday I got a Friend Request on Facebook, from somebody whom I’d met through an internet dating site. I accepted, but when I went to look at his FB profile, I was immediately tempted to un-friend him right back out again. 

What was the turn-off?

He didn’t use a picture of himself for his profile. Instead, the first image you see is a little girl “giving the finger” to the camera. The caption? “Thanks, Obama.” 

As if that weren’t rude, crude, and offensive enough — come on, how socially clueless can a man be? — I observed that Every. Single. Post to his Wall was an anti-Democrat, anti-Obama diatribe. 

Not one word about cool stuff that’s happening in his life. 

Regardless of what your political leanings might be, what do you think that says about him?

His bitterness was so thick you could cut it with a knife. It reveals an obsessiveness that can’t possibly be healthy. 

It also tells me, quite blatantly, that he regards himself as a victim, that he believes his path in life is to gnash and growl at forces beyond his control. He has given away his personal power and placed it in the hands of these forces. Jeez, even Rush Limbaugh has more of a sense of humor that that. 

I can just imagine him watching CNN all day, screaming at the TV every time Obama or some other Democrat makes a speech, instead of watching more uplifting programming like “Dancing with the Stars” or can-do movies like “The Karate Kid” or “To Sir With Love.” I’d rather be a Football Widow than have to live with that. 

Sure, I grew up in a Republican household, but my parents never betrayed such violent animosity toward LBJ or Jimmy Carter.

Wallace Wattles, in his 1910 classic, The Science of Getting Rich, warns of the danger inherent in complaining about governments, or believing that governments have to change before you can benefit:

“Neither the government under which you live, nor the capitalism, or competitive system of industry can keep you from getting rich. When you enter upon the creative plane of thought, you will rise above all these things and become a citizen of another kingdom. Give no anxious thought to possible disasters, obstacles, panics, or unfavorable combinations of circumstances.”

I’m not saying you should just ignore injustice. But the Key here is to be FOR something, not against it. Mother Teresa knew this; she would never attend an anti-war rally. “Invite me to a Peace rally, and I’ll be there!” Even the Founding Fathers, as much as they hated the colonial regime, would never have won the Revolution if they didn’t have a clear idea of the innovative kind of society they wanted to create. Martin Luther King Jr. was never anti-white, he was pro-civil-rights. 

Whenever you are obsessed with destroying something, you will only perpetuate it and make it larger. The “war on drugs” was an abysmal failure. 

I don’t want to associate myself with people who believe they are doomed to live crappy lives because of the hand they’ve been dealt. People who believe they can overcome anything, now that’s who I want to have in my life.  

Any chance this new Facebook “friend” had at getting a date with me, he just blew it.