Sometimes we cling to words like a drowning man to a straw… Some people find comfort in their familiarity, some use them to comfort others and help. However, some use words to feel superior while others wield words like a knife to cut down anything different.
This point was driven home to me the other day… just a bunch of simple comments posted on the forums. Comments mocking the website’s use of the term “beadlocker” rather than beadlock wheel and implying the whole “How To Mount Tires on Beadlocker Wheels” story was of no value since the author was not versed in the vernacular they use.
These beadlocker comments are of course nothing and not the point… But it highlights the fact that some people are assaulted by words for being seen as different. Some people constantly take an onslaught of slanders so others can feel good about themselves at the expense of others.
This post will not change anyone’s life but hopefully it will encourage readers to at least think about standing up for another who is under a verbal assault. And I mean a real assault with verbal daggers about race, religion, age, gender or sexual preference.
By the way: google beadlockers we’re not along…