Here at ThumbsUp we are all about finding the positivity in situations. We aim to spread the good news. With that being said, I want to talk about a topic that has taken today’s society by storm; the concept of cancel culture. I am not here to say what’s right and wrong. I am simply trying to open your eyes to a new way of thinking.
Cancel Culture is defined by the New York Post as “the phenomenon of promoting the ‘canceling’ of people, brands and even shows and movies due to what some consider to be offensive or problematic remarks or ideologies.”
What happened to allowing apologies to be made and giving someone the chance to grow from the mistakes they make? One of the biggest forms of growth comes from learning from our mistakes. To be perfectly honest, are we perfect humans? Can you look in the mirror and say that you have never had to ask someone for forgiveness?
My purpose for writing this isn’t to tell you how to live your life. I want to simply open your eyes to possibly having a little empathy for the people who might be put under a microscope on the daily, who may be struggling, or who simply are just trying to find themselves. Don’t be so quick to “cancel” someone. Allow people to make mistakes and to show growth. Be of assistance if you think you can help someone through a time of need.
At the end of the day, we are all human and we are all going to make mistakes. We need to be standing by each other and building together rather than cancelling each other.