Individualism – A Life Lesson

I don’t normally rant publicly about things that bother me, usually I just wander aimlessly about the house and yell at inanimate objects. Frustrated at the idiocity* of the human race. However this particular thing that bothers me about people is worthy of posting so here goes.

*Idiocity – YES I know this word is not found in the English dictionary. Read the following as I believe it should be entered into both the medical journals and dictionary.

id-i-oc-ity /idiocity/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[id-ee-uh-sit-ee]

  1. the disease which cause people to be idiots.
  2. Psychology. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.

[Origin: Derived from the -noun IDIOT idiocity is a mental disorder that plagues a large percentage of the general population. Relief from the symptoms can be found in education, listening and study however there is no cure beyond that of common sense]
-Synonyms 1. fool, half-wit; imbecile; dolt, dunce, numskull.

The Rant
Opinions are like a$$holes, and everyone has one. It doesn’t mean the rest of us want to hear yours. All my life I have had the opinions of others forced on me. I’ve been told that the new more efficient way of doing things that I have found or developed is WRONG. Too many people ask my opinion only so they can try and dispute it, and still do things their way. The final result usually ending in me saying I told you so. If you are reading this then you probably have had similar experiences.

Simple examples of difference:

  • Gray vs Grey
  • Pronunciation of Tomato and Potato
  • Colour vs Color

Expressions and lessons

There is more than one way to skin a cat. We have all heard this expression but so many fail to understand what it means. There are usually an infinite number of ways to accomplish one result. Human beings, the individuals that we are adopt the method that works best for us. That DOES NOT mean that it is the “wrong way” because it differs from the way that you do things.

Each and every human being is an individual with different likes dislikes and ways of doing things. Without this individuality we would all be drones wandering aimlessly through existence with no thought or emotion.

If you don’t like the way someone else does something or just plain don’t like someone, I have news for you. It’s not their problem and they don’t need you to correct them, it’s YOUR problem so just shut up and leave them alone.

Just because the majority of people in your country does something one way does not mean that the rest of the world needs to follow suit. If the majority of your countries population cut out their tongues the rest of us would be thankful, but we would not do the same because you told us it was the right thing to do before you did it.

This was a personal rant focused on people trying to force their opinions on me but if you look at it on a global scale is this not what most wars are based on forcing different religions or beliefs on the rest of the world. If world leaders learned to accept others for who they are and not force their way of life on the rest of the world, the world would be a better place.

Thank you for reading if you have some valid additions feel free to comment, if you are just going to try and tell me that I am wrong you have two choices.

  1. click the little red X a the top right corner of the browser and go away.
  2. bring it on but be prepared for me to obliterate you, and remember this valuable lesson (on this blog you are on my turf so I can smite thee using one finger 🙂 )

Thats all Folks.



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  1. Meg February 8, 2008
  2. annw August 23, 2011

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