Today’s Daily Post Writing Prompt: Controversy.
There is a saying that proclaims that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
I wonder how they feel about controversy.
Controversy is seen as a negative. There are controversial movies, controversial books, controversial comedians and political figures, as well as entertainers. Controversy is what resulted in PG-13, NC-17, and the Parents Music Resource Center.
Controversy is an opinion, a disagreement, and heated. It can be prolonged and cause contention between quarrelling parties. If someone takes a stance or makes light of something that discredits or offends members of a group, controversy often rears its ugly head. Controversy can divide groups, cause dissent, and as we’ve seen recently, ends relationships and causes tension among groups.
Controversy sucks, but it is a normal part of life and should never be the be all-end all of anything. If anything, controversy should help dissenting groups work together toward a compromise.With time, work, and compromise, something once deemed controversial and negative can become positive.