Respect Others In Public Forums
Keep It Down
Without question, I am a firm believer that everyone has the right to their own opinion. That being said, we also have the right to be out in public without having somebody else's opinion shoved in our face. That being said, let me elaborate.
When I am driving, I prefer to listen to my music loud. If the weather permits, my windows are down, too. Unless I'm in town. Then my music gets turned down and maybe my windows go up. If they don't, then my music comes down further in order to ensure that I am not bothering anybody else. It truly bothers me when I can hear the heavy bass beating up the speakers before I even see the car.
The newest thing is to put speakers outside of the car in order to broadcast you music directly at everyone else. I find this practice extremely disrespectful and feel that it should be illegal and heavily fined. There are noise restriction laws but they are seldom enforced with consistency and firmness. Keep those features for the car shows, please! It is not the style of music I object to, it is the delivery system. Just because I do not listen to the same music you do does not give me the right to demand you shut it off, I would not expect you to demand my music be shut off. That is why I turn mine down when I am out in public. It is a matter of common courtesy and I am not the only person who would greatly appreciate the courtesy being returned. After all, how are to know if there is a migraine sufferer or a baby sleeping in the car next to you. Your actions do affect others, it would be advisable if you would strive to make a postive impression.
Keep It Up
The same applies to matters of fashion. Just because I do not participate or approve of certain fashions does not mean I have the right to tell you to go home and change. When it becomes a matter of full or partial indecent exposure, then it is a matter worth mentioning. It is not at all appropriate, proper, respectful, or cute to make me look at what mother nature gave you. There are ways of modifying fashion statements to mimic what the celebrities are wearing without committing intentional wardrobe 'malfunctions'.
The point I am trying to make is do what you want inside your own home and express your sense of fashion and artistic expression in a family friendly respectful manner in public.
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