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]
- the disease which cause people to be idiots.
- 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.
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.
- click the little red X a the top right corner of the browser and go away.
- 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.
Ha! Prepare to be smited all ye who enter here. Especially if you spell it Gray, Color or pronounce it Toh-Mah-Toe.
Matthew, you write what I think so very often and as always it is a pleasure to see it written so succinctly.
Individuality should be something one strives for, not classified as a mental disorder. It has been proven throughout history that collective socialism is dangerous for society. People in large groups often tend to gravitate towards negative thoughts and tend to push for perverse ideas as they become the whole of one. In other words they tend to think alike. For instance, a friend sees a blue sports car and thinks it’s just the most awesome vehicle she has ever seen, she reports this to her “friends” and quite a few like it too. Pretty soon said sports cars profits rise from sales based on opinion.
So no, never think for yourself, of course you need government, and big business and the healthcare industry to do that for you. Why? Because it benefits their pocketbooks. Duh! Hitler got started the same way.
We perpetually as human beings, tend to repeat history, over and over and over again. No one noticed that Hilter wasn’t blond, it was completely missed by the majority of society, yet he was supposedly promoting blond hair and blue eyes? He had neither folks! How easily the masses are deceived. No critical, individual thinking skills are expected from the masses. That would be a mental disorder. There was heavy sarcasm dripping off of that last sentence.
Another example of “collective” thinking is found in the DSM in which it had classified homosexuality as a mental disorder, of course their accusations of psychosis changed drastically when the gay rights activists started making an issue of it.
Once again you cannot be an individual unless a majority group tells you so.
Why do you think you are spammed every day on your television sets with tons of commercials? Have you ever
counted how many commercials there are during one show? Now get off your butts and go buy the things that big pharma and the industrialists tell you to. Getting the picture yet?
Individuality vs. Herd Conformity (Erich Fromm), which will you choose?