A week ago, I made a post about a parenting practice I don't agree with. In that post, I also laid down my thoughts on parenting in general- when it comes to advice, everyone has something to say, and you need to learn to smile, thank them for their opinion, and let them know that you don't agree with it.
You should never apologize if your parenting style is different than someone elses. If they breast feed and you don't, simply agree to disagree. Don't apologize as neither one of you are doing it wrong. You are simply doing it your own way.
Lately, I've taken a small amount of flak for having an offensive blog. Some people don't like that I post it to facebook, and my cursing comes up on their feeds. Well, I won't apologize for how I blog, just like I wouldn't expect them to apologize for being offended.
I simply tell them that it won't offend me in the least if they unfriend me, or block me from view. I'm perfectly fine with that.
Part of it comes from the fact that I run an online business on facebook. I help facebook shop owners advertise their business, and help them sell their items to others. Several people confuse my blog on a personal level, with my business, and frankly, the two never mix. While I do have shop owners on my personal page for contact purposes, all business is kept to my business page.
I have told several people now that they are free to hide me or my posts at any time, or just remove me from their page all together. What I post doesn't get posted to my business page. It doesn't go onto other people's business pages (unless they put it there). It isn't shown to the people on their personal pages. It's kept just on my profile feed.
I have always dealt with clients in a professional manner, and always will. What I do on a personal level here on the blog has nothing to do with the other, and there is no reason for me to apologize for being me- and I won't.
So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where someone doesn't like something you've said, or done, just smile, nod, and let them know that you agree to disagree.
If I were less polite and professional, I'd simply tell them to blow it out their ass, and take the giant stick out of their ass. But I'm nice, and polite, so I won't tell them to fuck the hell off.