I have had a note on the right hand side of my blog for sometime now, asking people to refrain from smoking when browsing through my blog.
I don’t have anything regarding guzzling alcohol, or eating a 5th doughnut, doing drugs, neglecting children, waste recycling, using plastic. I can go on.
I strongly feel about a lot of issues. Alienating people because of the principles I uphold makes no sense any longer. I have no issues with people. Just some actions. When I believe, that I am tolerant of individual choices, I think I am being a hypocrite by asking people not to smoke. I never tell people not to eat a pastry.
My aversion to smoking is because I believe it is a huge health hazard, but then so is indulging in table salt.
I want to make a difference, but I don’t think picking on people is the way. I’m going to educate people when they are ready, and support them in their effort to make a difference when they want one.