I realize that you don’t know me. Heck, I doubt you would even recognize my name.
You are one of the elite in the marketing world who many want to be. I followed you on Twitter, listening to every tweet you typed because I heard you were an expert in your field. I respectfully requested that you add me as a friend on Facebook because I was afraid to miss even a single comment that you might make.
You are known to be one of the best, and I had always heard that if ya truly want to be successful, follow the lead of those getting it done. But, ya know what?
I unfriended you today…
I am not naïve enough to think you care or even that you might notice, but I thought perhaps you might want to know why.
It had nothing to do with how good your message is. Heck, you use some of the best techniques I have ever seen. Your information is good, in fact it is very good.
It is for that very reason that I cannot understand why you find it necessary to create controversy by making fun of people and mocking them? Did you think I would look up to you because you post pictures of fat people and write condescending comments?
Did you think I would laugh when you looked down on others? Did you think it would make me respect you more if you pointed out what you saw as the shortcomings of those beneath your social status?
Every single time I did not respond to these comments, I became more angry with myself for not standing up for what is right, for those who were hurting because of what you had to say.
If treating others with disdain and disrespect is what it takes to be successful, no thank you. I think maybe I will stick with doing things the old fashioned way, treating people the way I would want to be treated.
Yeah, I am just a dumb country girl. Some might even call me a redneck.
I understand that I will miss out on your great brilliance, but either way…
I unfriended you today.
Most importantly, I remembered the most important lesson I ever learned.
“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” John Maxwell
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com