Have you ever thought that something that came from your brain was completely original, but you find out that it already exists?
Once, I had an idea for a pre-pasted toothbrush that could be purchased from a vending machine for the dental hygiene fan on the go. Apparantly this brainchild of mine was not original, as it was on the market (by Reach, I think?) a few months later.
Yesterday, I thought I coined the term “yeahbut.” We’ll say I did coin the term, since I’m going to use it differently than it’s current definition.
Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock,” is an inspirational figure. He famously started his career with 7 dollars in his pocket, and has progresed from football player to WWE star to movie and TV star to XFL and tequila company owner.
Well, now he appears to want to transition to political pundit.
I’m not going to go into the politics here. Basically, The Rock endorsed a set of candidates for the 2020 election. He is absolutely allowed to endorse whomever he wants, just as he is free to think that I should care who he (or any celebrity) endorses.
I just think he has added a “yeahbut” to his career.
See, there are those who think that the candidates he endorsed and the party to whom they belong are reprehensible and that their election would be awful for this country for years to come.
And many of those folks are wrestling fans. Football fans. Health and fitness fans. Action movie fans.
So now, when Person A says, “Man, I like The Rock in the new Fast and Furious movie,” the response from Person B who is one of the fans I just mentioned could be, “Yeahbut, he endorsed XYZ.” And no matter what accomplishment of The Rock that Person A mentions, Person B can negate it with the “yeahbut.”
The moral? Don’t let your next statement or decision be a “yeahbut” on your testimony as a child of God, your employer, your ministry, your family, or your reputation. Guard what you say. Especially online.