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By Christina EpperlyPublished 27 days ago 6 min read
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One of my favorite quotes from the world of professional wrestling is " Controversy creates cash. " - Eric Bischoff. If you think about it, it's very true. Nothing draws people quite like a controversy. Everyone jumps in to pick a side and defend their point of view. However, I thought that it would be interesting to put this quote to the test. Below, I have listed just three of my controversial opinions. I'm curious to see if this article will become popular with battles going on in the comments or if it will be just another internet article lost in the sea of other articles. Are you ready for some controversy?

Telling your kids that Santa Claus is real is a bad idea - I grew up with being told the truth that Santa Claus is a make-believe character. ( I wrote an article about it that can be read HERE) This did not have any negative impact on my childhood at all. My sister and I could pretend he was real if we wanted to. Telling your kids the truth is much kinder than telling your kids a lie for the sake of tradition. When you tell your kids that yes, there is a man who lives in the North Pole that brings gifts to good children, it can create some complications. First off, there is the inevitable event of your kids finding out the truth sooner or later. Now, for some, it may be no big deal. However, others may take it hard, and it could even create trust issues. I know that there are lots of people who like to make excuses for this tradition, but the clear and simple truth is that it is straight-up lying to your children. Also, it takes a lot of energy to keep that lie going. Your child may ask why there are so many Santa Clauses in different locations at the same time. Then you will have to cover that up, by saying that they are Santa's helpers or something like that. Children love to ask questions, so there will be questions. What will you do if your child asks why we have toy drives for children whose parents can not afford gifts for them. If Santa Claus brings gifts to the well-behaved children, does that mean children in low-incomes homes are badly behaved? How far will you go to keep lying for the sake of tradition? Some people like to create fake evidence like boot prints to convince their children that Santa is real . However, other parents resort to threats by saying something along the lines of if you do not believe you will not receive. In other words, if you do not believe my lie is true, you will be punished. With all that being said, Santa Claus is a fun character, and there is nothing wrong with pretending, but the tradition has gone too far. Telling the truth and being honest should not make you the bad guy, so go ahead and have fun with this tradition, but don't lie. If you do choose to lie, you should not count on others to help you keep the lie going.

Weddings are extremely overrated - Now, let me be clear before I get into my argument . I'm not talking about marriage. I'm talking about weddings. You know those big, expensive, stressful parties where there is usually some kind of drama even if it is mild. Marriage is something that should be celebrated but the expectation that we should celebrate it by spending a ridiculous amount of of money and having a large gathering with a strict dress code is going overboard. Many wedding traditions are restrictive banning guests from dressing in the color white is ridiculous. Following tradition in this way just leads to a high amount of stress when celebrations should be fun. If I ever get married it will be simple and guests can dress in whatever color they choose. Once again, we have a tradition that causes more stress than enjoyment. The wedding industry is huge, and when trying your best to make your wedding how you always dreamed, it is very easy to overspend and get carried away. We should put much more energy into making marriages healthy and happy instead of going crazy trying to make the wedding photos look the way you always imagined that they would be.

Revenge porn laws create an excuse to be irresponsible - Ok , this is probably my most controversial opinion out of the three. However, I feel like I need to clarify exactly what I'm talking about. I'm specifically talking about when an adult willingly and knowingly spends explicit images of themselves to another adult. I am not talking about cases of abuse or hacking. I find it ridiculous that there is a law that prevents someone from sending or posting images that were legally sent to them. When smart phones became an everyday item that was used by a huge amount of people, There started to become an issue where someone would get mad at another person that had sent them explicit images and in order to get revenge they would share those images with others. I would think that once this became a huge issue people would begin realizing that in order to stop this from happening it would be best to not take and send those kind of images to anyone in the first place. If there are no explicit images of you to share you don't have to worry about other people sharing them. We instead decided to make laws to punish people for sharing images that were sent to them, Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Laws like this encourage people to be irresponsible. When social media was becoming popular, there was a lot of talk about not sharing things that you would not want the whole world to see. Why does that rule not apply here? If you send something to someone, there is a chance that they will send it to others. If you wish to share explicit photos and videos of yourself, then you need to accept responsibility when those images make it on to the internet. Now, with that being said, it is a really nasty thing to share private images that someone sent to you in confidence. However, it should not be against the law. People should be encouraged to be smart when it comes to sharing images with others, not be reassured that the law is on their side when their own risky actions have unpleasant consequences.


About the Creator

Christina Epperly

Hello, there! I am a creative and fun loving blogger with a bucket list, big dreams and a love of writing. Some of my favorite things to write about include self care, blogging, and pets.

John 3:16

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